Activision Fires SledgeHammer - A Blessing in Disguise

"Activision owned studio SledgeHammer Games was in free-fall after two of their co-founders, Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, left in early 2018."

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JustinJustDied30d ago

So what happened was a complete lack of leadership?

Juancho5129d ago

Ive seen restaurants fall apart after a good GM or Manager leave, so its no surprise the leadership was lacking after their resignation. Sad, there was a lot of potential there.

Kabaneri29d ago

Wow that sucks, now all we have is Treyarch and IW which are a shell of their former selves. Call of Duty is truly dying.

DaDrunkenJester29d ago

It's about time though. CoD went on much longer than I think anyone thought it would haha

BenRC0129d ago

Dying lol. Still the top selling shooter every year.

Kabaneri29d ago

With its sales and popularity in decline for years now. I didnt say it was dead, I said it was dying.

blvdnights141429d ago

"With its sales and popularity in decline for years now. I didnt say it was dead, I said it was dying."

With that logic all planes that descend in altitude are "Crashing" People like you have been saying this for over a decade and it's still a billion dollar IP.

Sunny_D29d ago (Edited 29d ago )


Damn didn’t know there was actual people who still defend this terrible franchise.

badz14929d ago


I don't think that counts as "defending", just straight out facts. for example, BO4 reached new heights for Activision last year despite being online only. only GTAV and RDR2 have sold more units a year than any CoD game in the past 10 to 12 years. the franchise is not going to the ground (sales-wise) just because they fired Sledgehammer. IW and Treyatch are still the main devs for the series and I can't see CoD giving up the sales crown anytime soon.

I'm not a fan per say. last CoD I bought was CoD4 in 2007

KwietStorm28d ago


You didn't understand the logic yourself, or you just made a bad analogy. A plane in descent certainly is in danger of crashing *if the descent was not initiated by the pilots.* As with Call of Duty, Activision has no control over how many units it actually sells. If a plane is descending because it's preparing for a landing, then it's not "crashing".

remixx11628d ago (Edited 28d ago )


That analogy was ass

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CurbStompin29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

IW hired back most of those who left for Respawn in the last 2 years. So other than Zampella and West, IW is basically back.

ShinRon28d ago

Infinity Ward made CoD what it is, rest of the devs were just modders

meep31628d ago (Edited 28d ago )

They have a long way to go down, they still haven’t been skipping a year ever. There comes a point where many customers will skip a year. There’s also fortnite now, huge game changer for shooters like it or not.

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bondsmx29d ago

He keeps saying early 2020. But cod games always come out in oct/nov. and with the rumored MW4 coming this October, a early 2020 releases makes zero sense. I’m assuming he means October 2020. Which isn’t early 2020.

Seraphim28d ago

I think he's implying that by releasing in 2020 it's early as their release year would be 2021 because CoD developers release every 3 years with Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer all developing games. That kind of threw me off too though. Definitely should have been worded better if that was his meaning.

Hatsu1229d ago

I don't think the Kotaku report mentioned anything about Activision firing them, just replacing them next year since they couldn't get their shit together in time

dotwithshoes28d ago

This article also doesn't mention Raven Software at all.

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