Uncharted 4 And The Last Of Us Co-Director Departs From Naughty Dog

Bruce Straley, the co-director of The Last Of Us and Uncharted 4, has announced that he will be leaving Naughty Dog.

“After heading up three extremely demanding projects, and taking some extended time away from the office, I found my energy focusing in other directions, and I slowly realized this was the signal that it’s time to move on,” he stated on the developer’s website.

Straley was an employee of the established Sony first-party since they worked on Crash Team Racing. But after the release of Uncharted 4, he took on an extensive sabbatical. He was also not co-directing The Last Of Us Part 2 with Neil Druckmann.

Straley has nothing but good things to say about the team. “I’m leaving Naughty Dog with the strongest team it’s ever had, and that’s saying a lot.”

This marks another high-profile departure, following Raphael Colantonio leaving Arkane, the company he founded after years of stress thanks to work. Game development can take a toll and we hope the best of luck for Straley for his future endeavours.

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