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Bruce Straley Leaves Naughty Dog

Bruce Straley:

It’s impossible to summarize 18 of the most influential years of my career in a blog post, but here we are — today, with the heaviest of hearts, I am announcing my departure from Naughty Dog.

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naruga11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

i would prefer Druckman to leave the company ...Strahley was cool and from the "older" in terms of experience staff there

Genuine-User11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

1. Let's not make this about anyone else
2. Druckman together with Bruce helmed two of the best ND games ever made.

naruga11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

i say this because Druckman has proved to be more problematic (or more of the same someone could say) in game developent, directing U4 to be a lot like movie rather than a game , removing genuine elements from the game and worst of all he s following the political intrusion trend in games

Genuine-User11d ago

Let's not make up stuff out of thin air.

Uncharted 4 was codirected, if you didn't know already. So which gameplay elements were removed on Druckman's request?

whothedog11d ago

Last of Us > Uncharted 2 > the rest :D, that sucks he is leaving.

Eamon10d ago

Actually naruga sort of has a point.

I did feel Uncharted 4 tried to be far too similar to The Last of Us. It took away from what made Uncharted games special in the first place.

While I believe that The Last of Us is superior to the entire Uncharted series, Uncharted 2 definitely remains the series' best. No other Uncharted game has managed to top it.

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Krangs_Uncle11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Man, you chat out of your ass sometimes..

Thanks Bruce for directing my two favourite games of all time.

Deep-throat11d ago

This is the first time I agree with you. Straley is the last good game director at Naughty Dog.

Deep-throat11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

@HeisenbergX
Relax bro. And NO, I know many things about ND. I played AND finished every ND game on PS consoles except Uncharted TLL.

generic-user-name11d ago

You would say that now, only after he has left.

uptownsoul10d ago

@Deep-throat - "This is the first time I agree with you. Straley is the last good game director at Naughty Dog."

I'll bet good money he said the exact same thing when Amy Hennig left

Dark_Knightmare210d ago

You don't know shit you're a troll and straley is def not the last good director at nd

UCForce10d ago

@Deep-Throat I'm not convinced by your word and your attitude.

arijitfrens200610d ago

deep throat

"This is the first time I agree with you. Straley is the last good game director at Naughty Dog."

lol! didnt u say the same when Amy left... jeez!! in that case Xbox has none... Good luck!

guyman10d ago

"I know many things about Naughty Dog" "Straley is the last good game director at Naughty Dog"

Firstly how does this article even concern you? Secondly, what right do you have saying Naughty dog have lost their last game director?

You dont know ANYTHING about the inner workings at ND let alone the credentials . I guess the studio's success is too much for you too handle.

Razzer10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Shaun Escayg and Kurt Margenau say hi.

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SierraGuy11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

I wonder where he's headed...please tell me it's not the dark side because they need exclusives.

81BX10d ago

Hes not. Now you can rest your tin foil head on your pillow my friend!

SierraGuy10d ago

Did I hurt your feelings @81BX. For the record I bought an Xbox one day one then traded it to someone for a PS4 because it made me depressed.

81BX10d ago

@sierraguy
What are feelings? Must be something you protect in your safe room.

SierraGuy10d ago

@81BX ...more of a safe house...the house of PlayStation.

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fluxmulder11d ago

Why leave when you can force other people out?

UCForce10d ago

They volunteer to leave and move on. Not force.

alstruck10d ago

Well one does need to become more corporate in order to drive other people out.. And I'm guessing not many people in games development like to do that

scofios11d ago

Watt is happening at ND first Christop balestra and now bruce wtf ?

81BX10d ago

Well. They made a bunch of classics. I say they have earned the right to spread their legs and do other things. As much as I would like to see them pump out crazy hit after hit... I also understand many dev groups go their whole carrier not even achieving half the success ND has. I say let them go and do as they please.

arijitfrens200610d ago

Watt is happening at ND first Christop balestra and now bruce wtf ?

Happens with every industry... Bruce was with ND for 18 years and its obvious he would want to do something else.. People are blowing things out of proportion here...

Death10d ago

Spead their "wings" and do other things. Maybe even "stretch" their legs and do other things. First time I've heard someone say "spread their legs and do other things". That sounds like advice most parents wouldn't give.

On topic, it's not unusual for people to want change and try something new. We will all find out soon enough I would imagine.

GamingIVfun10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Who are these dumb fikks trying to start a controversy where there is none. Childish people.

@naruga

How old are you.

Good luck to Bruce on whatever he is doing next, can't wait to here about it. Also, thanks for being a big part of some of my favorite games.

bluefox75510d ago

I totally agree, Strahley was the real talent. Druckmann just virtue signals. A real shame.

UCForce10d ago

I get it. I know what Druckman did. But you have to remember that these two share their similar ideas and motivations. They are two best friends. And Bruce, Good luck, my friend.

UCForce10d ago

If you worry about Neil, here the things. The Lost Legacy Is directed by different person and it got a lot of great reviews. Meaning Naughty Dogs have a lot of talents people in their studio. So it not just Bruce, Neil and Amy. Their new IP will direct by different person.

UCForce10d ago

The Lost Legacy was directed by different person and it got a lot of great reviews. It can show that ND has a lot of talent members.

psyxon10d ago

You have zero clue what you're talking about.

VideoGamesAreDumb10d ago

We need to keep politics out of games!

Now movies, books, music, and everything else that's an artform can have it! Just not games! They're just for kids!

Ashlen10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

No, no, politics in games are fine... as long as they are the politics I agree with. Everyone I disagree with however is virtue signalling and needs to have their freedom to speech and creation taken away!

/s

ThatNintendoStar10d ago

Seriously, why do you continue to leave stupid ass comments?

Knushwood Butt10d ago

Just curious, but how many people commenting here have experience as a game director at a high profile company?

Not me.

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Genuine-User11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Thank you for everything you've worked on at Naughty Dog. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

UltraNova11d ago

Thank you for U2 Bruce, my favourite adventure game of all time. Good luck in your new endeavors and above all, keep having fun making such great games so we can have as much fun playing them.

Razzer11d ago

Wish him well. He helped create some of the best games I have ever played.

SenorFartCushion11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

So N4G is going to throw a funeral like something from the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2?

Yes, this is a fanboy joke.

Loved his work, he is a very special Dev.

UCForce10d ago

And you made a very poor joke. So predictable from you.

SenorFartCushion10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Poor?

POOOOR?

IT WAS AN A EXCELLENT JOKE, A JOKE FOR THE GODS....THE GOLDEN GODS!

Wouldn't take offense if you were neutral, like meeeee.