Boy does he deserve time to relax and hopefully find something much less stressful and demanding. I haven't read Blood, Sweat, and Pixels yet, but I can only imagine, based on past comments by Amy, on how intense working at Naughty Dog is. The fact he took a year long sabbatical after Uncharted 4 is telling.
I hope he stays in the industry. He's so extremely talented that I want to see more of his work, whether he heads to another big studio (Unlikely I think) or an indie.
I'm worried about how this will affect games helmed by Druckmann because it sounds like Straley was good at reining him in a bit. Naughty Dog games are becoming more and more like movie experiences, and while I don't dislike that per se, I would prefer a move back towards Uncharted 1-3 in terms of ratio from gameplay to story rather than Uncharted 4.
Anyways, I wish him the best and I'm interested to see who is going to fill his position at Naughty Dog.
Oh, and I low-key really like that they call it The Kennel. I've never heard any other Naughty Dog employee call it that before.