Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield has left Activision Blizzard after almost a decade with the Call of Duty publisher.
As CEO of one of Activision's main studios, Schofield was one of Call of Duty's few public faces during that time, leading the development of COD: Advanced Warfare and COD: Modern Warfare III among others.
Schofield stepped down from his position at Sledgehammer, along with his co-founder Michael Condrey, in February this year. At that point it seemed that both were destined for executive roles within the wider organisation, but yesterday Schofield announced other plans.
"I've had a great run here at Activision," he said on Twitter. "I feel it's time to try something new [though]. I'll be leaving Activision end of [December] and taking some time off to relax. Then off to something else exciting."
Prior to founding Sledgehammer in 2009, Schofield held a number of high-profile roles in the industry. He was a vice president and executive producer at Crystal Dynamics, leaving in 2002 for EA, where he was general manager of Visceral Games and creative and executive producer of Dead Space.
Speaking to Gamespot, Schofield reasserted that he plans to "take my time finding my next gig. Make sure it's exactly what I want to do," but he doesn't intend to retire.
"I still have a couple good games in me," he said.