See that face up there? Get used to it, because that’s the guy you’re going to start seeing and hearing a lot more from in the coming months and years, as Sledgehammer Games’ first entry in the Call of Duty series comes to light.
Active CoD player and marketing management expert Guy Beam has been hired as the community manager for Sledgehammer, the studio announced this week, joining the likes of Treyarch’s Josh Olin and Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling.
“We’re pleased to officially announce Guy Beahm as our Community Manager for Sledgehammer Games. Guy is a perfect fit for the studio. He’s a hardcore Call of Duty gamer with a background in marketing management, and is the mind behind the online personality, Dr. DisRespect. It’s important to know we hired Guy for his knowledge, skills and passion for games. We did not hire Dr. Disrespect,” says CEO Glen Schofield with COO Michael Condrey adding, “We all realize that being a part of Call of Duty is an amazing opportunity for everyone here at the studio. Guy will play an important role in helping us deliver excellence for the franchise by making sure we are listening to the passionate voices of the community.“
As what the man himself has to say, Beahm chimes in with: “I am extremely honored to be a part of such a talented group of game makers. It’s a dream job to join this team and I thank Glen and Michael for giving me such a great opportunity. While it was entertaining to develop content through the Dr. DisRespect character, it’s time for him to retire. To my fans, thank you, I encourage you to follow me here with Sledgehammer Games.“
“I’m proud to be a part of Sledgehammer Games and Activision. The opportunity to work with such fantastic people is quite humbling. My mission is to work with fans of Sledgehammer Games and Call of Duty to promote the great culture we have here as well as helping people get to know the team and the studio overall.”
As per usual, and in line with the other Call of Duty community managers, Beahm can be followed via Twitter and Facebook.
Still no official word on what Sledgehammer’s first project is yet, or when it’s releasing, though rumors have pegged it as a futuristic take on the franchise. As well, the studio is reportedly assisting Infinity Ward, along with Treyarch and Raven Software, on this fall’s Modern Warfare 3.
Becoming the go-to person for a studio behind property with a fanbase as rabid and unpredictable as this is a big job to take on, so we wish Guy all the best.