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'The Last of Us Remastered' and 'Uncharted 4' studio loses another key member

'The Last of Us Remastered' for PS4
'The Last of Us Remastered' for PS4
Photo courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment, used with permission

Another key member has left Naughty Dog, the development team that is currently working on "The Last of Us Remastered" in addition to the tentatively-titled "Uncharted 4." According to a report from Gamepur on April 28, Michael Knowland confirmed that he is no longer a part of the first-party studio from Sony Computer Entertainment. He was previously working as the lead character artist before his departure.

Michael Knowland apparently left after the completion of the original version of "The Last of Us," which was released on the PS3 current-generation console on June 14 of last year. He went on to confirmed that he was not a part of the "Uncharted 4" project. Most of the recent departures from Naughty Dog were related to the next installment of the "Uncharted" series. Amy Hennig, the creative director, was rumored to be forced out early last month. Furthermore, Justin Richmond, the appointed game director, left later in March as well.

Naughty Dog has not yet announced the replacements for the development team behind "Uncharted 4." However, IGN stated that Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann are now leading the production of the potential sequel. The same company is also working on "The Last of Us Remastered," a port that features visual and gameplay improvements, for the PS4. The post-launch expansion packs, including the "Left Behind" prequel, will also be included. You can find an image showing off the PS4 version from the official Naughty Dog Facebook page with the screen attached to the top of this article.

"The Last of Us Remastered" was previously confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment to launch sometime during the summer season in Europe and North America. The publisher has remained silent on the launch window for "Uncharted 4." You can order the aforesaid port from Amazon in the proceeding link: “The Last of Us Remastered.”