The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 co-director Bruce Straley leaves Naughty Dog
The ‘toughest choice’ of his profession
After 18 years with Naughty Dog, Bruce Straley, the co-director of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, is leaving the studio. “This has been the hardest decision of my career,” he defined in a weblog publish. “Naughty Dog is home.”
Straley mentioned that “after heading up 3 extraordinarily tough initiatives, and taking some prolonged time clear of the administrative center [following Uncharted 4], I discovered my power focusing in different instructions, and I slowly discovered this was once the sign that it is time to transfer on.”
Naughty Dog president Evan Wells additionally wrote concerning the departure, noting that “Bruce’s drive for excellence and enthusiastic support for his teammates has helped shape the studio culture and will continue to have a lasting impact. For that alone, the entire team is grateful. And for me, I can attribute much of my own personal growth as a game developer to having worked alongside his amazing talent for more than twenty years.”
“Over the years Naughty Dog has had to part ways with many talented team members, and it’s always sad to see them go, but this one is particularly hard for me,” mentioned Wells.
“[Bruce] has been my mentor, directing partner, and friend,” tweeted Neil Druckmann, who co-directed each The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 with Straley. “I miss working with him but am excited to experience whatever he does next.” Druckmann is recently directing The Last of Us Part II.
A message from Bruce Straley [Naughty Dog]A message from Naughty Dog President Evan Wells [Naughty Dog]
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