After showing off its work in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Call of Duty: WWII, Sledgehammer Games found itself on shaky ground following the departure of its founders, Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, and the relief for this year’s installment, which is now in the hands of Treyarch.
Just when we believed that everything was done for this studio, there is important news and it seems that the studio will have a great future ahead. During an interview with VentureBeat, Andy Wilson, head of Sledgehammer Games revealed that the studio has now become an entity that will be in charge of multiple projects and that it will now enter an expansion phase where it is expected to recruit more than 100 developers.
According to the creative, Sledgehammer Games has been shaped from what they consider to be a new stage, which started after the 10th-anniversary celebration last year. In that regard, Wilson stated the following:
“Sledgehammer Games is entering a period of growth across both of our main studio locations: Foster City, California and Melbourne, Australia. We’re now a multi-project studio and we’re looking for a substantial number of new team members to join us. We’re looking across every discipline and various levels of seniority. It’s a pretty exciting time for our studio. We’re currently over 200, and we plan to add upward of 100 new Hammers over the next year.”
What projects will Sledgehammer Games be in charge of? So far there is not much information, but opinions indicate that one of them will be another Call of Duty while working on 1 or more parallel projects.
Call of Duty: WWII is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. What games would you think the studio will be involved in? Tell us in the comments below.