Amy Hennig Leaves Naughty Dog, Allegedly "Forced Out"
Even the great Naughty Dog isn't immune to such things as internal strife.
According to an IGN report, writer Amy Hennig has left the Uncharted developer. She was writing and leading the development of the new Uncharted for the PlayStation 4.
Apparently, her last day was yesterday and she was allegedly "forced out" by Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. For last year's award-winning The Last Of Us, Druckmann was creative director and Straley was game director. Hennig had worked at the studio for over a decade and it's unfortunate that she's leaving, but will it impact the development of Uncharted 4? After all, a critical piece of the puzzle is missing now.
Still, the answer is "no," as Sony has issued the following statement:
"We can confirm that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. Amy has made significant contributions to the game industry and we appreciate all she has done for Naughty Dog. The development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted."
It'll be interesting to see where Hennig ends up. She definitely delivered some great stories over the years and we wish her the best!
3/5/2014 11:35:14 AM Ben Dutka