Amy Hennig, lead writer and creative director for the Uncharted
series, has left PlayStation studio Naughty Dog.
Hennig has previously worked at Electronic Arts as a designer, and Crystal Dynamics as director. She's best known for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
and the aforementioned Uncharted
series -- the latter in particular won her a Writers Guild of America award
In a statement to IGN, Sony confirmed that
Hennig has left Naughty Dog. "Amy has made significant contributions to the game industry and we appreciate all she has done for Naughty Dog," said the company. "The development timeline of Uncharted
will not be impacted."
Notably, Hennig was creative director on the upcoming Uncharted installment
for PlayStation 4. The same IGN sources who told the website about her departure also allege that Hennig was "forced out" by the creative directors on Naughty Dog's other big franchise The Last of Us
, adding that they will now take over the Uncharted
series -- although this has not been officially verified. Gamasutra has contacted Naughty Dog.
: Naughty Dog has responded
to the allegations, stating that neither Bruce Straley nor Neil Druckmann were involved in Hennig's departure.]