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Uncharted writer and director leaves Naughty Dog

Update: Sony says Uncharted development timeline won't be impacted by Amy Hennig's departure

Update: Sony confirmed on Wednesday that Uncharted director 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 company said in a statement. "The development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted."

Original story: Amy Hennig, a respected writer and game director best known for her work on the Uncharted and Jak and Daxter games, has reportedly left Naughty Dog.

According to "trusted sources" quoted by IGN, Hennig's final day with the studio was March 3.


The sources are quoted to have said that Hennig was "forced out" of the company by The Last of Us leads Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. Following Hennig's departure, the sources say the duo will take over the forthcoming Uncharted game for PS4.

When Uncharted 4 was confirmed in November, Hennig was confirmed to be working on the title. She has served as director for all previous mainline Uncharted titles.

Hennig has worked in the games industry for more than 25 years. Before Naughty Dog, she worked on titles in the Legacy of Kain series with Crystal Dynamics.

The Last of Us was a critical and commercial success for Naughty Dog. The studio is brainstorming a sequel for the PS3 exclusive, according to Straley.