Naughty Dog’s creative director Amy Hennig has left the development team. We’re unsure as to why she left but there are some rumors speculating that we can’t confirm if they are true or not. Amy has been a very active role in several popular video game series such as Jak and Daxter and Uncharted. Apparently, Amy has been working hard at the upcoming Uncharted 4 video game though Naughty Dog did comment and state that even though Amy is no longer with the development team, the game will still be released on schedule.
Again, news of why she left is unknown as Amy has yet to make any comment on the matter since her departure on March 3rd. Popular rumors that are going around at the moment is that Naughty Dog directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley had forced her out and started to take over for her with the Uncharted series. Though a post in Verbatim has a different story.
It’s a shame you guys missed the drama from Amy and the Uncharted team about the Last of Us DLC.
She called the story needlessly pandering to a socially abrasive niche that demeans the quality of narrative in its entirety and enforces the idea of the death of camaraderie.
She did a seminar recently about how the increasing focus on sexuality is robbing readers, viewers, and gamers of themes that have been present in story since the time of antiquity: Friendship and camaraderie.
By the end of it Amy said that we’re entering an age where no one could write a story like Alls Quiet on the Western Front or Band of Brothers without people insisting that the men are gay for each other.
These are nothing more than rumors as no official statement was released as to why the departure or what is in store for Amy next. We here at PSG wish her the best and look forward in seeing what project she has in mind next!