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View Poll Results: Where do you think Bruce Straley will end up next?
Riot
51 5.70%
Visceral
35 3.91%
Crystal Dynamics
23 2.57%
Ubisoft
18 2.01%
id
6 0.67%
Telltale
13 1.45%
Starting a new indie studio
170 18.99%
Novel or screenplay writing
51 5.70%
Directing stage plays, TV episodes, and/or films
47 5.25%
Taking over the CEO Kaz Hirai Twitter account
481 53.74%
Voters: 895. You may not vote on this poll


jbug617
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(09-13-2017, 08:19 PM)
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I wonder if he is going independent or did someone go after him.
Dabi
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(09-13-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Had a hunch this was going to happen :(

Thanks for everything Bruce. Can't wait to see what you do next!
Quintin DM
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(09-13-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Thanks for this great games Bruce, good luck in future endeavours.
robotrock
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(09-13-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Excited to see what he does next.

Uncharted 2 is the video game of the forever.
AKyemeni
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(09-13-2017, 08:19 PM)
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The only guy that kept Druckmann in check...
AAMARMO
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Good luck. Can't wait to see where he is heading next :).
ctfg23
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Sad to see him go. Best of luck to him on his future endeavors.
snap
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
Druckmann memes aside, best of luck to him. It sounds like the toil of AAA gaming has pushed yet another creative talent away.
Guymelef
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Devilgunman

Holyshyte what? Will this impact LoU2?

No. He was never involved on it.
Costanza-san
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Damn, wish him the best.
Asd202
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Pretty huge.
benicillin
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Huge thanks to Bruce for his part in all the amazing games they've made over the years. The dude has earned his time off.
bananafactory
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by GearFourth

Bet he didn't like ND's new approach to games turning them more into interactive movies with gameplay last focus


This isn't what happened.
wild wild rice
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Wow, I wish him all the best.

If he really was primarily responsible for designing/directing gameplay, I'm really excited to see him use his talents elsewhere. Not feeling the overall direction of ND as of late.
Ray Down
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Devilgunman

Holyshyte what? Will this impact LoU2?

He wasn't on it to begin with.
matrixman92
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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holy shit!
Vire
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Thanks for the hard work over all these years. Sorry for the loss of hair. 😉
TimeEffect
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Cant wait for his next game.

On iOS.
GifGafIsTheBestGaf
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(09-13-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Holy shit when I saw the tweet.
Neoxon
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Thanks for everything you did with Naughty Dog, Bruce. We wish you nothing but success in your future endeavors.
SunDimension24
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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After what I read about the burn out going from last of us right into uncharted 4 caused him, I knew it was either he would find a way to do smaller projects within naughty dog itself or would leave for other endeavors.

Good luck in all your future endeavors Bruce!
Cess007
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Best luck to you Bruce! Thanks for all the great gaming memories!
Trago
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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I look forward to what he does next! Good luck sir!
henhowc
(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Goodbye and thanks for all the memories.

Originally Posted by FlutterPuffs

Nah, he was burnt out.

Schreiber's book goes into details on how hard they worked on at Naughty Dog.

Where can I buy this video game book from liev schreiber
Boke1879
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by mattp

shit. if i understood correctly, straley was like the gameplay director while druckmann directed story and cutscenes(maybe im way off here)

i hope this doesnt effect tlou2

It had no impact on Lost Legacy. ND will be fine. That studio oozes talent.

He'll be missed, but he'll most likely start his own studio and probably make smaller games. If UC4 burnt him out I doubt he'd dive head deep into a big studio again.
More_Badass
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yearsoflurking

Damn end of an era.. That's 3 big names now in the matter of what 3 years? ND is talented i hope someone can fill the shoes

The Lost Legacy team proved to be super talented, ND will be fine.
Electret
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Damn, that sucks. Count me as another who isn't shocked considering the sabbatical, though.

Time for Shaun Escayg and Kurt Margenau to take the baton. They've earned it with TLL.
Smokey_Run
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(09-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Best of luck to whatever is next for him. He stewarded some of my favorite games of the past 10 years or so.
Rymuth
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(09-13-2017, 08:22 PM)
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Godspeed, my friend
ExtinctionEvent
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(09-13-2017, 08:22 PM)

Originally Posted by GearFourth

Fuck, the last good director of Naughty Dog has left... ND no longer one of my top studios

Bet he didn't like ND's new approach to games turning them more into interactive movies with gameplay last focus

ND was first gameplay since Crash to Jak

Your posts are just...terrible. jesus. You are also making up nonsense, that is not what happened at all.
SunBroDave
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(09-13-2017, 08:22 PM)
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Honestly expected after reading the Uncharted 4 chapter of Schreier's new (fantastic) book.

Straley's made a lot of sacrifices over the past few years, and he's earned some time to relax and spend time with his family.
chefbags
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(09-13-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by GearFourth

Fuck, the last good director of Naughty Dog has left... ND no longer one of my top studios

Bet he didn't like ND's new approach to games turning them more into interactive movies with gameplay last focus

ND was first gameplay since Crash to Jak

Lol wut. Nice slippery slope there.
supernormal
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(09-13-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Actual tears in my eyes. This man and his work have definitely elevated the way I see gaming and what I expect from it going forward.
DMONKUMA
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(09-13-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Damn. Good luck on your future endeavors Bruce.
Electret
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(09-13-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by ExtinctionEvent

Your posts are just...terrible. jesus.

They really are. This is a case where the ignore function is the best option.
jett
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(09-13-2017, 08:23 PM)
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That's a big blow to ND.
LiK
(09-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Good luck Bruce.
Xer0
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(09-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Dude is responsible for some of the best moments in gaming history. I'm sure he's confident leaving ND in good hands, but, man, *any* team would be lesser in his absence.

Hope he continues to kill it, wherever he goes.
Memento
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(09-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Just saw it on Facebook :(

End of an era! Thanks for everything Bruce! You directed my favorite game ever!

I wonder if he is going to open a new studio? I will follow whatever he does in any case!
alr1ght
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(09-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Big loss for ND.
TheRedSnifit
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(09-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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My estimate for the amount of climbing and box-pushing in TLoU2 has just tripled.
MatthewMungall
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(09-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Thanks for co-helming The Last of Us, Bruce! If not for that game, I'd never have applied for Uni.
Last edited by MatthewMungall; 09-13-2017 at 08:27 PM.
Strangelove77
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by GearFourth

Fuck, the last good director of Naughty Dog has left... ND no longer one of my top studios

Bet he didn't like ND's new approach to games turning them more into interactive movies with gameplay last focus

ND was first gameplay since Crash to Jak

You're just full of "hot takes," aren't you?
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Nooooooo



Thanks for all the amazing experiences Bruce.
Obliterator
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Holy damn that's a major studio departure there.

Thanks for everything Bruce and good luck to him on his next venture
Boke1879
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

That's a big blow to ND.

Eh. They'll be fine. After LL, and hopefully TLOU2 no one should question if they'll ever be in "trouble".

Whatever culture they promote clearly helps elevate people if needed. He'll be missed, but ND won't suffer for it.
BigBoss007
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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He said months ago he was going to take some time to enjoy with his family.

This is the logic step.
jett
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

The Lost Legacy team proved to be super talented, ND will be fine.

Eh, the only thing they did was rehash UC4.
Kalor
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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I wish him luck in whatever he does next.

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