The Last of Us, Uncharted 4 Co-Director Bruce Straley Leaves Naughty Dog

Bruce Straley, co-director of both The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, has announced his depart from developer Naughty Dog.

In a post on Naughty Dog’s central site, Straley wrote that “this has been a hardest preference of my career,” and that he has no stream proclamation about what his subsequent stairs will be. He did say, however, that he intends “to continue a tour into a artistic process.”

Straley began his time during Naughty Dog in 1999, operative as a hardness artist on Crash Team Racing as a company’s 15th employee, he said.

“From day one, we knew we was surrounded by some of a many talented, driven, and ardent people in a industry. They were pulling themselves to do things over what they even suspicion was possible, that in spin pushed me, and we desired it,” Straley wrote of his time during a studio.

Following artist work on a Jak and Daxter series, Straley worked on a Uncharted array given a initial entrance on a PS3 behind in 2007. He is maybe many obvious for co-directing The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End with Neil Druckmann, who continues to work during a studio as executive of The Last of Us Part II.

Last year, Naughty Dog suggested that Straley would not be returning for The Last of Us sequel, instead carrying taken a year-long sabbatical after growth on Uncharted 4 concluded.

Straley thanked his artistic partners during a studio in his farewell, including Druckmann and Amy Hennig, as good as a company’s founders Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin, and former Co-President Christophe Balestra, who also left Naughty Dog progressing this year.

“And a frank interjection to a fans. Knowing we was a partial of formulating something that overwhelmed or changed any of we done this whole thing inestimable — and now I, too, get to expect a subsequent Naughty Dog masterpiece,” Straley wrote.

Naughty Dog’s many new recover was Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a spinoff pretension set after a events of Uncharted 4. For more, be certain to check out IGN’s The Lost Legacy review. For a latest on The Last of Us Part II, check out a fan speculation that suggests where partial of a diversion might be set. And for some-more on a studio, check out IGN’s endless story of Naughty Dog.


Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN.

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