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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


McMoneyman
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(09-13-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

I wonder if he is going independent or did someone go after him.

Considering he was on a sabbatical. Might not return in any capacity as in terms of video games.
GravityInsanity
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 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

It would be best if you actually read what he said instead of making ridiculous posts like these.
Dynomutt
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Wow. Thank you sir for the games that I have enjoyed throughly.

I wonder if he'll make movies?
Wozman23
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Curious to see if he stays in the game industry, maybe founding an indie studio.

I imagine it has to be extremely hard for any truly creative individual to exist in the ever-expanding, risk averse realm of AAA.
Boke1879
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Eh, the only thing they did was rehash UC4.

Not at all.
henhowc
(09-13-2017, 08:26 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 forgot way of the warrior
Artanisix
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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looks like he left because naughty dog is hamstringing his creative vision

oh wait this isn't an employee leaving valve so i shouldn't make shit up

good luck bruce!!!
farisr
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by chefbags

Lol wut. Nice slippery slope there.

Wouldn't expect anything less from mr "I watched one game's entire playthrough on youtube and can totally fairly judge how its gameplay holds up against this other game that I actually played."
WrenchNinja
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Straley is the one who stopped Druckmann from killing Elena in Uncharted 2
FinaruDensetsu
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Daaaamn. ND had a good run.
DaveTheSnake
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(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Thanks for everything, Bruce. Really, thanks for everything.
LiK
(09-13-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Eh, the only thing they did was rehash UC4.

This is a bad post, jett.
Maintenance
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(09-13-2017, 08:27 PM)
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If he's not leaving for good, Hennig and Straley reunion when?
Crossing Eden
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(09-13-2017, 08:27 PM)
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But seriously looking forward to his future endeavors
timberger
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(09-13-2017, 08:27 PM)
That's a shame. Best of luck in future Bruce.

Originally Posted by ExtinctionEvent

Your posts are just...terrible. jesus. You are also making up nonsense, that is not what happened at all.

He's always the worst poster in any given ND thread. Which is quite an achievement on Gaf.

Best to ignore, mate.
labaronx
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(09-13-2017, 08:28 PM)
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The nature of any business, a legend retires and then its the next man ups turn to build their legacy.
Karspankey
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(09-13-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Thanks for all of your work at ND, Bruce! Read Blood, Sweat, and Pixels and appreciate everything you gave to help make UC4 the game it is!
vivekTO
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(09-13-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Best of luck to him!!
Alienous
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(09-13-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Ah, that sucks.

Hopefully he isn't leaving the industry - he's one of the top talents, easily.
Endo Punk
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(09-13-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Lost Legacy was a remix of Uncharted games, if it were a numbered game I feel it would be treated like UC3 which is a very divisive game. The new blood need to create something substantial to convince me that a Druckmann or Straley can be replaced.
Xer0
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(09-13-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maintenance

If he's not leaving for good, Hennig and Straley reunion when?

I would be hugely depressed if yet another gaming giant was relegated to Star Wars team no.367
Electret
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Eh, the only thing they did was rehash UC4.

TLL is a stellar game. lol @ dismissing their accomplishment as a 'rehash'. Besides which, it's not; it's paced quite differently from 4.
Duchess O'Death
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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I don't know if I'm sad or happy. I'm sad that he's leaving ND but I'm also happy for him and I'm excited to see what he does next!
Aters
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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The wording sounds like he's leaving the industry for good, at least the AAA scene.
ItWasMeantToBe19
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Maybe ND should stop being a meat grinder?

100 hour weeks is slow motion suicide.
Zukkoyaki
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Definitely a bummer but Bruce should take care of himself, he's more than earned it.

The directors of Lost Legacy are probably going to helm Naughty Dog's next new IP. The opportunity of a lifetime.
Last edited by Zukkoyaki; 09-13-2017 at 08:32 PM.
Loudninja
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Food for thought.
(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Best of luck to him!
KageMaru
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Sad that he's leaving. Wish him the best on whatever he does next.
entremet
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Best of luck to him. I enjoyed his work on TLOU.

Also, people leave jobs all the time. Not sure why the alarms on that.
Kayant
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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After such a long time I wonder if he wants try something new outside gaming.

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

Wapplew bait post style is the new trend it seems huh.
Jmille99
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Huge talent leaving ND and now a huge hole to fill. Best of luck to Straley. Hope he isnt silent for long.
bananafactory
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(09-13-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Honestly anyone who's played The Lost Legacy won't be worried. ND is a big place and Kurt has really stepped up lately, I'd love to see him take on more.
Boke1879
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(09-13-2017, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Endo Punk

Lost Legacy was a remix of Uncharted games, if it were a numbered game I feel it would be treated like UC3 which is a very divisive game. The new blood need to create something substantial to convince me that a Druckmann or Straley can be replaced.

I loved UC4 and LL just does it better. UC3 wasn't really divisive either. People just didn't think it was the proper way to close out Drake's Story.
SlickVic
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(09-13-2017, 08:30 PM)
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He will be missed. I replayed Uncharted 4 to completion this past week and was reminded what a masterpiece that game is. From the combat/gameplay to the writing, it was just such a spectacular experience all around that IMO improved so much on its predecessors. The Lost Legacy was fantastic as well, but there's always going to something special about Uncharted 4 for me. When U4 was announced I felt it was an unnecessary sequel (thought the Drake story wrapped up decently well in U3), but I'm glad I was proven wrong.

Best of luck to him on whatever he decides to do next.
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LiK
(09-13-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zukkoyaki

Definitely a bummer but Bruce should take care of himself, he's more than earned it.

The directors of Lost Legacy are probably going to helm Uncharted's next new IP. The opportunity of a lifetime.

They did an amazing job so I look forward to what they do next.
Lord of Castamere
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(09-13-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Soooo what happens if they lose Druckmann too? He's probably going to head all the games right? or is there another person? I'm immediately reminded of this new article. Jason Schreier has heard it's impossible to find senior leads due to mass dev burnout

In any case, if he wants to leave, he deserves it, and even if he didn't that's still his choice, and a correct one. Fantastic work. Not his fault how the gaming industry is.
ActWan
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(09-13-2017, 08:31 PM)
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NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK :((((((((((((((((((((
Sad news...


Best of luck to him.
Manu
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(09-13-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Well shit.

Mad respect for Bruce.
DarkLordMalik
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(09-13-2017, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by bananafactory

Honestly anyone who's played The Lost Legacy won't be worried. ND is a big place and Kurt has really stepped up lately, I'd love to see him take on more.

I hope he takes over as game director for TLOU 2 leaving Druckmann for Creative Director.
Dynomutt
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(09-13-2017, 08:32 PM)
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Gaming executives to their higher ups right now...
NullPointer
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(09-13-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Eh, the only thing they did was rehash UC4.

They expanded on a lot of gameplay ideas from UC4 and improved them across the board.

You could swing on ropes in UC4 but there is a lot more to it in TLL and its a lot more fun. Same with the large non-linear expanse - plenty of driving, swimming and worthwhile exploration that UC4 lacked. Even the puzzles are actually interesting and somewhat difficult, and there's more of them.

And of course the pacing.

Its a solid piece of work that imho improves on UC4 in almost every way. Not a rehash at all.

Straley always said the right things in interviews I've watched, but I think ND is still top tier if TLL is any indication.
Zukkoyaki
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(09-13-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord of Castamere

Soooo what happens if they lose Druckmann too? He's probably going to head all the games right? or is there another person? I'm immediately reminded of this new article. Jason Schreier has heard it's impossible to find senior leads due to mass dev burnout

In any case, if he wants to leave, he deserves it, and even if he didn't that's still his choice, and a correct one. Fantastic work. Not his fault how the gaming industry is.

Naughty Dog has a history of promoting from within. Bruce and Neil worked their way up, as did Amy and Justin before they left. The guys who led Lost Legacy also were lower on the rung at one time.

They'll be fine.
Baroquemantic
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(09-13-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Good luck to you, Bruce! Thanks for helping make some amazing games.
Catvoca
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(09-13-2017, 08:33 PM)
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I imagine the insanely long and demanding crunches that Naughty Dog go through would be enough to burn most people out on working there after a while.

Good look to him, I hope he stays in the industry.
AuthenticM
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(09-13-2017, 08:33 PM)
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If he was not involved with Lost Legacy or TLoU2, what has he been working on since U4 shipped last year?
family_guy
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(09-13-2017, 08:34 PM)
The Naughty Dog crunch may have gotten to him.
BlackBuzzard
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(09-13-2017, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by AuthenticM

If he was not involved with Lost Legacy or TLoU2, what has he been working on since U4 shipped last year?

He was on sabbatical.
giancarlo123x
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(09-13-2017, 08:34 PM)
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Thanks for the amazing games. He'll be fine where ever he decides to go.
PhantomKnight
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(09-13-2017, 08:34 PM)
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After reading Blood, Sweat and Pixel I can understand why he left.

Thanks for making some of my favourites games, best of luck in the future.
labaronx
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(09-13-2017, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zukkoyaki

Naughty Dog has a history of promoting from within. Bruce and Neil worked their way up, as did Amy and Justin before they left. The guys who led Lost Legacy also were lower on the rung at one time.

They'll be fine.


Exactly in his post he speaks about his humble beginnings as a design artist on ctr

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