SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the appointments of industry veterans Glen A. Schofield as Vice President and General Manager and Michael Condrey as Vice President and COO of Sledgehammer Games, a new wholly-owned game development studio located in Foster City, California. Sledgehammer Games is currently in development on an as-yet-unannounced new videogame.
"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, Executive Vice President of Studios at Activision. "We are excited to add their combined 30 years of experience and expertise to our management team."
"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."
During their tenure at Visceral Games (formerly EA Redwood Shores,) Glen A. Schofield was the Executive Producer of Dead Space and Michael Condrey was the Sr. Development Director of the award-winning game. The Dead Space franchise has won more than 80 industry awards worldwide including the prestigious A.I.A.S Action Game of the Year and two B.A.F.T.A.S. They are joined at Sledgehammer Games by many award winning developers from across the industry. Sledgehammer Games is actively recruiting top industry talent to join their primary development team. For more information, visit the Careers section at www.Activision.com.
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