Former Sledgehammer Games Head Pitched a New IP to Activision But it Failed
In a new interview, Sledgehammer Games' co-founder Glen Schofield talked about how he prototyped a new IP to Activision...but they didn't bite.
While Glen Schofield and Sledgehammer Games are probably best known for their work on the Call of Duty franchise over the years, some new information suggests that that almost wasn’t the case, at least at a certain point. In a new interview with Game Informer, the co-founder of the studio said that at one point he pitched a brand new IP to Activision, the publisher of the first-person shooter, but they didn’t bite.
According to the interview, not much is known about the title itself or what it would entail, other than the fact that it was prototyped after Schofield left the Sledgehammer Games in early 2018. Schofield also said that he believes that Activision “should have” given him the greenlight to push the game into full production, but they ultimately didn’t want it. Eventually, Schofield ended up leaving Activision all together last December.
This isn’t the first time that Activision has shot down Schofield’s projects. Before they started working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer, the company was working on a third-person, action-adventure, Vietnam-set Call of Duty game that was ultimately scrapped after only a few weeks of development when key devs left Infinity Ward and Activision requested that Sledgehammer help on the title.
Schofield’s latest work, Call of Duty: WWII, is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC right now. Of course, the developer also worked on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the previously mentioned Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Dead Space.