Naughty Dog’s Druckmann and Straley Grateful for Co-Presidents Support on Amy Hennig’s Departure

After being accused without solid evidence by several press sources to have “pushed” director and writer Amy Hennig out of Naughty Dog, The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley expressed gratitude today for a message written by co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, that clarified that they weren’t involved in Hennig’s departure.

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Sevir3784d ago

Henning even came out and said she left voluntarily and that Bruce and Noel didn't force her out! People on the net will latch onto anything when they need a scapegoat to take the blame.

It's seriously unfortunate that Amy has departed but attacking Neil and Bruce with no shred of credible evidence, immature, dramatic and unacceptable... Unethical.

NewMonday3784d ago

personal conflict in the work place is not even main reason people quit their job

the more likely thing that happened was that Amy could have wanted a higher profile, maybe become co-president like Wells and Balestra.

she could have wanted to change/keep the work structure and didn't get approval.

another possibility and the most likely was that the "creative difference" was with actual U4 game director Justin Richmond who has the final say on the game.

NewMonday3784d ago

what do you think is the more likely scenario?

majiebeast3784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

Link because im pretty sure thats new info. Only thing i have seen is that she denied calling TLOU:left behind unneeded pandering.

SoapShoes3784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

She still will have a big influence on Uncharted 4, it's not like all of her work just went out the window. I'm happy for her and glad she is doing what she wants. Naughty Dog will miss her but life goes on and they will continue to create great games and look toward the future.

AceBlazer133784d ago (Edited 3784d ago )

Certain individuals on this sight are guilty of this, trying to read between the lines for something that isn't there.

Off track a bit, could you guys check out this petition to get J stars released in NA and EU, if interested you can sign it.


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Chitown712913784d ago

Never sounded right to begin with. I believe it was creative differences and wishes to pursue other career paths. Nothing more

Lawboy23784d ago

Huh...how did there bosses clarify she wasn't pushed out...read what he said...sounds like they pushed her out to me

kenshiro1003784d ago

Gee, it couldn't possibly be that she wanted a new direction in her career? Nah, couldn't be...of course not./s

Stop grasping at straws.

level 3603784d ago

Sad truth is most people latch onto the negative more for the simple pursuit of hyping and adding in conspiracies just to widen the debate.

We all do it.