The Last of Us Director Neil Druckmann Named Vice President of Naughty Dog
Many are looking forward to the future of Naughty Dog, which has had a long and storied existence in the gaming industry. With the release of Uncharted 4 complete, it seems that the company is devoting its primary attention to The Last of Us Part II, as well as their future beyond that sequel. The company did recently lose a major figure with Bruce Straley, who was one of the directors on The Last of Us. With that departure, the company may be hoping to further cement another key figure. The Last of Us co-director Neil Druckmann has been named the new Vice President of Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog has announced several new positions in the company being filled on their official website. Druckmann’s crucial management presence in the Uncharted and Last of Us series gives him invaluable knowledge and insight to help him serve as the new VP. Even with these new responsibilities, Naughty Dog has confirmed that Druckmann will continue to serve as the creative director of The Last of Us Part II during its remaining development.
Naughty Dog has also announced the two game directors for The Last of Us Part II. Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau, who started at the company during the production of Uncharted 2, have been named the joint game directors for the sequel. Also announced for the game’s leadership were Emilia Schatz and Richard Cambier as the Lead Designers. All of these new roles are being filled by top talent, and their future at the company is looking far from an infected apocalypse. What do you guys think about director Neil Druckmann being named the new Naughty Dog Vice President? Let us know in the comment section below!
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.