Video Games

Sledgehammer Games celebrates 5 years

On Monday morning, Sledgehammer Games co-founders opened their week with a celebration that they’ve been open for 5 years now. The company was incorporated in 2009 with the goal of achieving excellence in everything it does.

Enjoy the letter from Michael Condrey, and Glen Schofield…

This week marks a huge milestone in the history of Sledgehammer Games. Today, we celebrate our 5-year anniversary as an independent development studio with our publishing partner Activision. From the beginning, we’ve set out to create a unique studio founded on the values of hard work, transparency, and a culture that empowers developers to do the best work of their careers. From day one, we set a singular goal – to achieve excellence in everything we do.

We’ve had the chance to build our team from the ground up, hire the very best developers in the industry, and work on some of the biggest games in our industry. In 2011, we co-developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a game that went on to become one of the largest entertainment releases of all time and won 2011’s Action Game of the Year.

Since that time, our team has been heads down, hard at work on our next project: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – a true next-generation Call of Duty experience that signifies a new era for the franchise.

We couldn’t be more proud of the game, and can’t wait to share it with fans in November. Until then, we hope you’ve had the chance to watch some of the behind the scenes videos outlining our development process and design philosophy. Check back regularly on our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

As our studio celebrates its five year anniversary, we also want to include you, as our games have always been for the player. Here’s what you can look forward to this week, and we’ll be updating this blog post throughout the week as this content goes live.

If you’re behind on their design philosophy, here are their behind-the-scenes videos…

Advanced Warfare Story:

Advanced Warfare Futuristic Design:

Advanced Warfare Art & Animation:

Advanced Warfare Sound Design:

The “Hammer Week” schedule is as follows:


Monday – 5th Anniversary and Photo Gallery
Tuesday – Challenge Coin and Patch sweepstakes on Twitter
Wednesday – Exclusive Digital Content
Thursday – Surprise
Friday – Studio Happy Hour & Toast Photo Album

What do you think? What’s the surprise? My money’s on at least a Advanced Warfare Multiplayer teaser, or at the very best: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer reveal.