This is starting to get worrisome.
Thus far in 2014, developer Naughty Dog has lost lead writer Amy Hennig, Uncharted 4 director Justin Richmond, lead artist Nate Wells, and actor Todd Stashwick. Now it looks like we can add another name to the departure list.
As spotted by Superannuation , current lead character artist Michael Knowland has updated his LinkedIn page with the information that his tenure at Naughty Dog is over. Or rather, that it will be over very soon. Neither the studio nor Sony has confirmed Knowland's departure but if true, it's somewhat concerning. These aren't just employees that are leaving; these are very important employees that are opting to take off.
Sony maintains that development on the new Uncharted remains "on track," but one has to wonder…what's going on with Naughty Dog? Nothing? Something?