Sledgehammer Heads Leaving Call of Duty Studio to be Activision Executives

Out of the three Call of Duty studios — Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch and Infinity Ward — the studio heads that have always seemed to exude the most passion are Glen Schofield and Michael Condry, who founded the studio after leaving their positions at Dead Space developer Visceral Games. As such, it comes as a shock today that they both are stepping down from their positions to become executives at Sledgehammer parent company, Activision, as reported by Kotaku.

Current Senior Development Director Aaron Halon will now lead Sledgehammer Games. It’s unclear exactly what this will mean for the studio, which recently released the acclaimed Call of Duty: WWII, but it comes at a time early in the development cycle for the next game in the series, as Treyarch will be taking on this year’s entry and Infinity Ward the next.