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Sledgehammer Games opens UK studio to support Call of Duty development

The new opening will assist with the development of Call of Duty: Vanguard's live seasons.

Chris Kerr

October 14, 2021

1 Min Read

Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games has opened a new studio in Guildford, UK. 

The new opening will partner with Sledgehammer teams in Melbourne and Toronto to support Call of Duty: Vanguard's live seasons and unannounced future projects.

Slegehammer COO Andy Wilson said the Guildford studio will also look to build partnership with local schools and universities to build pathways and nurture the next generation of industry talent.

"It's not just about finding people who already work in the industry, it's about providing pathways for those who are looking to get in," commented Wilson. "I remember that daunting feeling very well and it makes me happy to be providing opportunity, especially as we emerge from a historic pandemic."

Slegehammer has worked on multiple entries in the Call of Duty franchise under the Activision umbrella including Call of Duty: WWII, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The studio's next title, Vanguard, is due to launch in November this year and will become the 18th instalment in the long-running action franchise. 

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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