Sledgehammer Games looks to be opening up a studio in Melbourne after its first local hire announced the news on Twitter.
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Alayna Cole announced in a tweet she was the studio's first Melbourne-based hire as producer at Activision Sledgehammer Melbourne.
Hey heeeeey, look what I was allowed to announce at my #NZGDC19 talk, and now on social media!
You’re looking at the first official hire at @SHGames Melbourne! I am so excited to say I will be starting there as a producer on Monday, and helping to grow our studio in my new home. pic.twitter.com/p6e5E6aFma
— Alayna Cole @ #NZGDC19 (@AlaynaMCole) September 5, 2019
While Sledgehammer Games is yet to make an official announcement, it's more great news for Melbourne dwellers, after a separate announcement revealed Fortress Esports were working on building an esports entertainment venue in the CBD.
The studio is known for its work on Call Of Duty titles like WWII, Advanced Warfare and Modern Warfare 3. It already has a small presence in Melbourne with a small team of software engineers but the news suggests it's ramping up its function.
Kotaku Australia has reached out to Activision for more details.
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