Several key members at Naughty Dog have left in 2014, so it's no surprise that they've had to scramble a bit.
After Amy Hennig, who was scheduled to direct the new Uncharted entry, left to go work on Star Wars , the team needed a replacement. And as studio co-president Evan Wells told Game Informer , a couple veterans are stepping in.
The Last Of Us co-directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann are now going to lead the PlayStation 4 debut of the award-winning franchise. It's not a temporary transition, either; these two guys are set to lead the project. After all, both worked on the first two Uncharted titles; in fact, Straley was the game director for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Druckmann was the lead designer for Among Thieves . Said Wells:
"It was not a difficult transition at all. Everybody just sort of accepted that as the new order of things and soldiered on. I mean we've been making enormous progress. If anything, things are accelerating instead of slowing down."
Co-president Christophe Balestra admitted that with different people at the top, there will be some changes. "They have to fall in love with the game they're making, right?" However, I think we all know what Naughty Dog is capable of, and we all have super high expectations for Uncharted 4 , regardless of who's in charge.