Both "are thrilled" to be building a new team with Activision. They left Visceral back in July, after having put the Dead Space IP together.
"Both Glen and Michael have outstanding reputations in the industry through their work as GM and COO of Visceral Games, and as the leadership of the Dead Space development team," said Dave Stohl of Activision, reports .
"We are excited to add their combined 30 years of experience and expertise to our management team." Sledgehammer Games are already working on "on an as-yet-unannounced new videogame."
"Michael and I are thrilled to be building a brand new studio for Activision," said Schofield, VP and GM of Sledgehammer. "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," he continued.
"Activision Blizzard's independent studio model is very empowering," added Condrey, VP and COO of Sledgehammer. "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." Dead Space has hit big, let's hope they have the midas touch with this latest project under Activision's roof.
Activision snap up ex-EA vets, form the new Sledgehammer Games
18 November 2009 | By Simon Priest