Some sad news for fans of the Uncharted series and Naughty Dog, today, as Sony have confirmed that Amy Hennig has left the company.
Over the course of her 10 year career at the company, she was most famous for her work on Uncharted games, acting as Director and Writer on all three titles and helping to shape one of Sony’s key franchises of the last generation. She would also have held a similarly key role on the team for the next entry on the PS4.
Reporting the news a few hours ago, IGN received the following confirmation from Sony:
We can confirm that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. Amy has made significant contributions to the game industry and we appreciate all she has done for Naughty Dog. The development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted.
However, their sources for the original story also claimed she had been “forced out” (their quotes, not ours) by Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, who might now come to take control of the Uncharted project on PS4. If that’s the case, it puts the matter in a more unseemly light, and makes you wonder about the events that led up to it and the future of the project.
Regardless, we’d like to wish Amy well and thank her for bringing us some of the best games of the last decade.
Source: IGN, via HarmRehal