Bruce Straley, who was a co-director along with Neil Druckmann on vital Naughty Dog hits The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, announced currently that he is withdrawal a studio in a blog post. He did not exhibit his subsequent project.
Straley assimilated Naughty Dog in 1999 as a hardness artist for Crash Team Racing, and he was a company’s 15th employee. He continued to work on art for games like Jak Daxter and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune before co-directing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with Amy Hennig.
Straley was on a sabbatical, though this is now branch into a permanent departure.
“This has been a hardest preference of my career,” Straley remarkable in a post. “Naughty Dog is home. The Kennel is family. I’ve schooled and grown so most from operative with this implausible team. But after streamer adult 3 intensely perfectionist projects, and holding some extended time divided from a office, we found my appetite focusing in other directions, and we solemnly satisfied this was a vigilance that it’s time to pierce on.”
Druckmann is doing executive duties solo for The Last of Us Part II, that has an unannounced recover date for a PlayStation 4.
The Last of us has sole over 8 million copies, while Uncharted 4 has changed over 8.7 million games. Each have been big, disdainful hits for a PlayStation brand, and their movie-quality visuals and story-telling have perceived regard from players and critics and fabrication from other studios.
President of Naughty Dog Evan Wells commented on Straley’s depart in his possess blog post.
“Bruce’s expostulate for value and eager support for his teammates has helped figure a studio enlightenment and will continue to have a durability impact,” Wells wrote. “For that alone, a whole group is grateful. And for me, we can charge most of my possess personal expansion as a diversion developer to carrying worked alongside his extraordinary talent for some-more than twenty years. It’s unequivocally crazy to consider that most time has passed! And by it all, I’m even some-more advantageous to be means to count him as a friend.”