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Sledgehammer Games is an American video game developer located in Foster City, California. Established in 2009, Sledgehammer Games has developed Advanced Warfare, World War II, and Vanguard. They also assisted Infinity Ward in creating Modern Warfare 3 and Modern Warfare.


Sledgehammer Games co-founders Schofield and Condrey worked together at Electronic Arts in 2005 on 007: From Russia with Love, with Condrey as director and Schofield executive producer. The collaboration carried forward to Dead Space. The two men had complementary skills and similar backgrounds—middle class with fathers in the construction business.[1]

After founding Sledgehammer Games on July 21, 2009, Schofield and Condrey made Activision a proposal: they would attempt to replicate their success with Dead Space, with a third-person spin-off of the Call of Duty franchise. Activision sat on the proposal for weeks until Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick offered to bring the studio into the Activision fold. Schofield and Condrey accepted, viewing Activision's independent studio model as an opportunity to preserve the company's creative culture, development methodology and staff, while having the security of an alliance with the industry's largest publisher.[2]

Games developed for the Call of Duty series[]

Year Game Platform(s)
2014 Advanced Warfare Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360
2017 World War II Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2021 Vanguard Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

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