Activision has announced the formation of a new development studio, Sledgehammer Games.The new studio is located in Foster City, California and will be run by Glen A. Schofield as vice president/general manager and Michael Condrey as vice president/COO. Both Glen A. Schofield (executive producer) and Michael Condrey (Sr. Development Director) worked on Visceral Games and EA’s Dead Space.”Michael and I are thrilled to be building a brand new studio for Activision. This was an opportunity for us to assemble a world-class team made up of developers with a proven track record in delivering top-rated games. We know what it takes to develop a Game of the Year title, and we also know that the title needs the support of a strong publisher to make the game a success,” said Glen A. Schofield. “We are honored to be part of the family of amazing developers that have delivered some of the best-selling games in the industry and we look forward to continuing that success at Sledgehammer Games.””Activision Blizzard’s independent studio model is very empowering,” said Michael Condrey. “We have a fantastic new studio facility, the foundation for a world-class team and the backing of the industry’s most profitable game publisher. This was a rare opportunity we couldn’t pass up and we are thankful for the support the Activision organization has shown us.”Sledgehammer Games is working on an unannounced title and is ‘recruiting top industry talent to join their primary development team’. Interested developers can find the job postings on Activision’s site.
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