The Last of Us’ Departed Art Director Nate Wells Rejoins Naughty Dog

The Last of Us‘ Art Director Nate Wells was reported to have left Naughty Dog back in April to join Giant Sparrow Games and work on a new game, but apparently he couldn’t stay away from the kennel very long, as his Linkedin Profile now has changed to show him back at the house of Uncharted with a new Lead Artist role.


Update: Wells' Linkedin profile was updated again this evening, stating that he's "currently between careers." We don't know why the profile was previously indicating him as working at Naughty Dog, but we can only presume that it was a mistake.

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BigBosss1283d ago

Welcome back Nate Wells :)

Ezz20131283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

Someone leave Naughty Dog
The Gaming Media :

Someone Join or Re-Join Naughty Dog
The Gaming Media:

MightyNoX1283d ago

The prodigal son returns.

Ballsack1283d ago

There were an absurd amount of doom articles regarding his departure

Now let's see how many articles there will be about his return

Lightning Mr Bubbles1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

Good, cause they gonna need everything they can get to pull off The Last of US 2, that is a massive massive game. The story alone is just... "award winning novel quality" for lack of better terms.

The story alone packs more punch than the entire gaming experiences of Halo 5,Call of Duty Advanced warfare, Silent Hills, Bloodborne, the order, Dead Island 2, Dying light, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15, Alien Isolation and Metal Gear the phantom pain combined.

Shit, that's a lot of games, I know.

b163o11283d ago

He probably took a look at what everybody else was doing and said uuuuummmmm I think I'm going back home...just an opinion

uptownsoul1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

Welcome Back Nate!!! **Sings the Welcome Back, Kotter theme song**

nX1283d ago

I still don't understand why anybody would like to leave Naughty Dog, it's the most respected developer in the industry. I would live there if they let me ;D

jimjam34421283d ago

@Lightning mr bubbles

shut the f?$6 up.

InTheLab1283d ago

I'm sure they'll just spin it like...

"Lead artist at ND is replaced. Is there trouble at ND?"

Kidmyst1283d ago

Don't forget the PS4 is in trouble one's because people were leaving Sony Developers. Those stopped quickly once NPD numbers starting coming out.

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Doritos_Pope1283d ago

Awesome! watch mainstream media that whored out articles on his departure not write a follow up saying he returned.

WilliamUsher1283d ago

Does low-stream media count?

pinkcrocodile751283d ago

I don't see the point of this article.

A guy leaves a company and then comes back. Why is this news?

If I'm missing a reason as to why this is important, please someone tell me why?

nX1283d ago

Media made it "important" when he left a few months ago. Naughty Dog was doomed back then, imagine what would've happened if he wouldn't come back... nightmares haunt me till this day, now I can finally rest in peace.

pinkcrocodile751283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

I take it he is the the new Jesus / Alah / Random fairytale then?... or is he just a bloke that works for a company that made a game that people really like?

This "Nathan" must be really embarrassed, I know I would be!

nX1283d ago

He's the black Frank White, he made the ten crack commandments. Y u no worship him?

MuhammadJA1283d ago

Because N4G can now easily sleep at night knowing that their God is not tampered with.

western3331281d ago

PinkCroc if brains were dynamite you wouldn't have enough to blow your wig off.

If you asked me how to fly a kite, i would tell you to run off the end of a cliff.

pinkcrocodile751281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )


If I had said something stupid or made an uneducated statement I would agree with your comment.

But seeing as I ASKED A QUESTION as to why the topic of a mans employment to a studio is of such importance that is warrants it's own topic of discussion, I fail to see how that makes thick?

Maybe you can enlighten the group as to why my QUESTION was so unintelligent.

To that end I'll ask the question again.

Why is this mans employment SO important. If there is a reason why, please let me know

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chrissx1283d ago

Welcome back Nate, now let's make more ND games :3

DeletedAcc1283d ago

Nate's comeback?
How ironic

Merrill1283d ago

Explain the irony, please.

nucky641283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

what's the name of the lead character in the uncharted games?????

LordMaim1283d ago

That's a coincidence, unless you're Alanis Morissette.

ziggurcat1283d ago

that didn't take long hahaha.

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