Activision Announces Sledgehammer Games, New Home To Ex-Dead Space LeadsS

Publisher Activision officially announced today the formation of Sledgehammer Games, the Foster City-based, Activision wholly-owned game development studio headed by ex-Visceral Games leaders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey. Yes, the folks responsible for last year's brilliant Dead Space.

The ex-Visceral duo, who jumped ship from EA to Activision this summer, are reportedly working on an existing Activision franchise at their new Sledgehammer home. Activision will only officially say that Schofield, Condrey and crew are developing an "as-yet-unannounced new videogame."

EA, as you may recall, was officially not overly concerned about the loss of the ex-Visceral Games execs, who helped re-brand the studio formerly known as EA Redwood Shores.

As previously noted, Schofield's game credits include James Bond licensed shooter From Russia with Love, published by EA in 2005. A move to the new home of the Bond license may lead you to draw your own conclusions.