Sony Computer Entertainment, the publisher of the tentatively-titled “Uncharted 4,” has provided a response in regards to the departure of Amy Hennig from Naught Dog. According to a report from Game Planet on March 6, a representative from the company confirmed that the creative director and writer did indeed left the development team.
Despite the untimely departure, the spokesperson praised Amy Hennig for making “significant contributions to the game industry,” adding that the development team appreciated “all she has done” for the company. Furthermore, the development cycle for “Uncharted 4” should not be impacted. You can take a look at some screens from “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” in the slideshow located to the left of this article and the response from Sony Computer Entertainment below (courtesy of Game Planet and IGN):
We can confirm that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. 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.
Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog on March 6. She was working on “Uncharted 4” for the PS4 before being supposedly force out by Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann. The two prominent members of the studio, who were previously responsible for directing “The Last of Us” video game that came out last year, are expected to take over the development for the next game from the “Uncharted” series.
Despite reassuring fans that the development of “Uncharted 4” won’t be pushed back with Amy Hennig leaving, Sony Computer Entertainment has not yet confirmed a release date window for the PS4 exclusive title.