Uncharted 4 Co-Director Leaves Naughty Dog

Uncharted 4 Co-Director Leaves Naughty Dog

Bruce Straley is leaving Naughty Dog. After taking a year-long sabattical, the Uncharted 4 co-director and industry veteran made the announcement on the company’s official website.

“It’s impossible to summarize 18 of the most influential years of my career in a blog post, but here we are — today, with the heaviest of hearts, I am announcing my departure from Naughty Dog,” Straley wrote.

Straley worked on several other franchises during his time at Naughty Dog, from Uncharted to Crash Team Racing.

“This has been the hardest decision of my career,” he continued. “Naughty Dog is home. The Kennel is family. I’ve learned and grown so much from working with this incredible team. But after heading up three extremely demanding projects, and taking some extended time away from the office, I found my energy focusing in other directions, and I slowly realized this was the signal that it’s time to move on.”

According to Kotaku’s Jason Shcreier, crunch for Uncharted 4 – the gruelling, last-minute, after hours work spent on a game’s development to get it out the door – was incredibly stressful. The period required Straley to rent a second apartment closer to work, so he wouldn’t have to commute across Los Angeles.



 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:22 AM
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That crunch time sounds absolutely horrendous. The more I read about game development the more awful it sounds.
All the best to Bruce, look forward to seeing where he ends up.
 
 
 
Posted by sakuraba
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 10:41 AM
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I just got uncharted 4 yeasterday maybe he got mad I took so long to get it
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 11:07 AM
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14 September 2017, 10:41 AM Reply to sakuraba
I just got uncharted 4 yeasterday maybe he got mad I took so long to get it
That's definitely what the reason he left :)
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 11:34 AM
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14 September 2017, 09:22 AM Reply to mchumdinghy
That crunch time sounds absolutely horrendous. The more I read about game development the more awful it sounds.
All the best to Bruce, look forward to seeing where he ends up.
it's not half as bad as the Anime and Manga community, at least game devs get paid.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 11:35 AM
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14 September 2017, 10:41 AM Reply to sakuraba
I just got uncharted 4 yeasterday maybe he got mad I took so long to get it
Well im sure if they didn't make it exclusive everyone might get it.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 12:36 PM
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14 September 2017, 11:35 AM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Well im sure if they didn't make it exclusive everyone might get it.
So Sony shouldn't make games just for there own console?
 
 
 
Posted by walmeister
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 3:03 PM
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the crunch is the toughest time. Wanting all the features you've worked on to be in the release, all working...
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 10:07 PM
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18 years is a long time! Thanks for all the contributions you've made and all the best for the future!
 
 
 
Posted by Buckchoi
On Friday 15 Sep 2017 9:39 PM
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Well he certainly left on a high note.