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NAUGHTY DOG RESPONDS TO ACCUSATIONS (Escapist News Now)
Earlier this week news broke that Amy Hennig, the creative force behind Naughty Dog’s most successful franchise, Uncharted, left the company.
IGN reported that, “Sources claim Hennig was ‘forced out’ by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, and explained that Uncharted may now come under their control.”
Hennig spent 10 years with the company, so these accusations are highly volatile. Sony confirmed the Henning did indeed leave, and now Naughty Dog wants to clear the air.
A statement on their website reads, “Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog…We wish her the best…However we feel it necessary to clear up a very important point that was unprofessionally misreported when the story broke. Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann were NOT involved in what transpired…As co-presidents of Naughty Dog, we are responsible for all studio affairs.”
“…because the personal reputation of two of our employees is being damaged we needed to set the record straight. There is nothing left to be said on this subject. Now we’re going back to what we should be focused on — making games.”
You can read the full statement at Naughty Dog’s site: www.naughtydog.com
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