Sledgehammer Games co-founder, Glen Schofield, is leaving Activision Blizzard.
Schofield - who's been at Activision since leaving EA's now-closed Visceral Games almost ten years ago - led the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: World War II, among others, before stepping down from Sledgehammer with co-founder Michael Condrey to take over "new executive duties" at parent firm Activision last February.
"I’ve had a great run here at Activision; 3 CODs - MW3, AW and WWll - that I’m proud of," Schofield said in a tweet. "I feel it’s time to try something new [though]. I’ll be leaving Activision end of Dec. and taking some time off to relax. Then off to something else exciting. Thank [you] Activision for everything!"
"I have nothing but good things to say about my time at Activision," Schofield added, talking to Gamespot (thanks, GI.biz). "After nine years of CoD (which I love), I just think I need a change. I seriously am going to take my time finding my next gig. Make sure it's exactly what I want to do. I still have a couple [of] good games in me."
Back in November - just a few tweets before he announced he was leaving Activision - Schofield teased on Twitter that his latest project was "pretty freaking cool", but could not be drawn on whether that project was in development at Sledgehammer or a different Activision studio.
Activision recently announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 "set a new launch day record as the biggest day one digital release in Activision history", as well as a new PlayStation record for day one digital full game sales globally, and becoming the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one, too. And the move from Steam to Battle.net also paid off for Activision, with PC sales of the title doubling year on year.