Sledgehammer Games co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield have left the studio, but will remain with publisher Activision to pursue other projects.
Kotaku has obtained statements from Activision, Condrey and Schofield, confirming the pair have left the studio they co-founded in 2009. Aaron Halon will take over as boss of Sledgehammer, and oversee the current DLC season of Call of Duty: WWII, the most recent title that Condrey and Schofield directed last year.
“Following the incredible success of Call of Duty: WWII, Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey have decided to transition from their duties at Sledgehammer Games to new executive duties inside Activision,” read the statement from Activision. “We thank Glen and Michael for their tremendous body of work on Call of Duty and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them in their new roles. These changes have created an opportunity to elevate one of the key leaders at the studio, Aaron Halon, to lead Sledgehammer Games. Aaron is a founding member of Sledgehammer Games and the natural fit to lead the team. He has over 20 years of industry experience and has played an instrumental role throughout the studio’s history. We congratulate Aaron and are thrilled about the future of Sledgehammer Games, which we believe has even bigger days ahead.”