Over the last couple of months some of the high ranking members of the Naughty Dog team have left, including Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond. Now Nate Wells, who was the Art Director for The Last Of Us, has revealed that he left Naughty Dog at the beginning of April to join Giant Sparrow, developers of The Unfinished Swan. The news came directly from Nate Wells through Twitter.
Hmmm….seem to be some threads here. Yes, I joined the wild, wacky, and ultimately brilliant folks at #GiantSparrow on April 3rd.
— Nate Wells (@PrettyLarceny) April 21, 2014
Obviously people move on to different jobs through their lives but seeing three prominent members of the Naughty Dog staff leave within a short amount to time as each other, and what kind of affect these departures will have on future projects at the studio. Of course it will be interesting to see how Nate Wells’ input will affect Giant Sparrow’s next game.