Sony has confirmed that Uncharted Creative Director, Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog after 10 years with the company.
According to a report on IGN, Hennig actually left Naughty Dog on the 3rd March. Sony Computer Entertainment, which owns Naughty Dog, later confirmed the news in an official statement.
“We can confirm that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog,” Sony said. “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.”
Hennig was working on the 4th in the series of Uncharted games which will be releasing on PlayStation 4.
The departure may not have been as ammicable as one might expect with sources claiming she had been “forced out” of the company by Neil Druckmann (Creative Director) and Bruce Straley (Game Director), who brought us the highly praised and rated, The Last of Us. Druckmann and Staley are apparently in line to take up Uncharted according to the same source.
Upon the news being released, Hennig got an influx of Twitter followers which she took time Tweeting about thanking everyone for their support.
Well, now I know how to get my follower count to shoot up! Thanks, everyone, for the kind words – it’s very appreciated. More than you know.
— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) March 5, 2014