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View Poll Results: Where do you think Bruce Straley will end up next?
Riot
51 5.69%
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 18.97%
Novel or screenplay writing
52 5.80%
Directing stage plays, TV episodes, and/or films
47 5.25%
Taking over the CEO Kaz Hirai Twitter account
481 53.68%
Voters: 896. You may not vote on this poll


WickedLaharl
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(09-13-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheBioLover

Game director on Uncharted 2, The Last of Us, and Uncharted 4.

So he was in charge of naughty dogs only two great games (tlou and uc2).
Dane_gerClose
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(09-13-2017, 09:59 PM)
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The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 are two of my GOATs. Thanks for all your hard work Bruce, I hope life leads you to wonderful new passions!
RoboPlato
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(09-13-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Sad to see Bruce go but not surprised. There's a lot of talk about how burnt out he was and his output as director at ND has been some of my favorite in any medium. I wish him the best and hope whatever he does next is fun and fulfilling.
Magic Mushroom
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(09-13-2017, 10:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

So he was in charge of naughty dogs only two great games (tlou and uc2).

TLL is awesome.
Strike
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(09-13-2017, 10:01 PM)
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Damn. I was looking forward to seeing what he was going to cook up once he returned. Huge loss for Naughty Dog. Best of luck to him. I can't imagine a bunch of studios won't be looking to snatch him up.
Off-Kilter
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(09-13-2017, 10:01 PM)

Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

So he was in charge of naughty dogs only two great games (tlou and uc2).

Nope.
DrunkShogun
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(09-13-2017, 10:02 PM)
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Sad to hear. Will look at the situation in a better light which is naughty dog still has the majority of the team behind last of us 2 and Bruce hopefully keeps making games.
Morrigan Stark
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(09-13-2017, 10:03 PM)
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Druckmaaaaaan *shakes fist*

In all seriousness though: bummer, I hope he recovers from the burn-out and goes on to great new projects. Dude was seriously talented. Directing UC2 and TLoU make for one stellar resume.

Thanks for everything Bruce. \m/

Re: the poll, I voted the Kaz twitter thing, but... what if... IT WAS HIM ALL ALONG

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

a) He's the director of ND's most "cinematic", story-driven games
b) Your speculation is completely unwarranted and unsubstantiated
c) Terrible post all-around and you should feel bad
Kolx
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(09-13-2017, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

So he was in charge of naughty dogs only two great games (tlou and uc2).

I'm sure these two game had way more than just one person working on them.
Bollocks
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(09-13-2017, 10:04 PM)
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where do I send my resume?
GravityInsanity
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(09-13-2017, 10:04 PM)
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I hope Naughty Dog as a whole will slow down game development. I feel like more and more people will end up leaving the company because how intense it is to work there trying to reach a deadline. I know this is game development as a whole but something's got to change. It's not worth it putting in so many hours and days without sleep and barely seeing your family.
strafer
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(09-13-2017, 10:07 PM)
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Thank you for making my favorite game of all time Bruce.

I bow to your excellence.
Ahmad_742009
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(09-13-2017, 10:07 PM)
Sad. A lovely director from a lovely studio. Some of my best gaming moments are from Bruce's games. From what I've watched on DICE Awards and other videos, Bruce's dignity has always been distinctive. Best of luck to him.
Gator86
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(09-13-2017, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by chadskin

Haha basically. Until I see proof otherwise, ND is still probably the best in the business though.
KORNdoggy
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(09-13-2017, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

So he was in charge of naughty dogs only two great games (tlou and uc2).

Comments like this make me facepalm so fucking hard.

I wish him well, and i imagine he won't even fall back into the video game industry. Maybe movies/ tv.
strafer
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(09-13-2017, 10:10 PM)
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I can see Neil leaving after TLOU2.
Relaxed Muscle
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(09-13-2017, 10:10 PM)
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It's a shame ND lost 2 of their best directors in such short time. I guess he'll go to a less stressful place than the AAA gaming industry.

Also, no "Directing Thor 2: Dark World videogame adapatation" option in the poll. Missed opportunity.
HardRojo
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(09-13-2017, 10:11 PM)
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You guys should know by now you are not to take GearFourth's posts ND threads seriously, they are borderline concern trolling.

Felt like a gut punch when I read the title, but I guess it was to be expected. Good luck and success in your future endeavors, Bruce. Must've been really nice to demo TLoU in front of many people during that E3 gameplay reveal.
silva1991
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(09-13-2017, 10:11 PM)
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" Taking over the CEO Kaz Hirai Twitter account "

lol.
gundamkyoukai
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(09-13-2017, 10:12 PM)
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Wish him the best of luck .
Hope he stay and make games but people do what a chnage after so long .
Memento
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(09-13-2017, 10:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

I can see Neil leaving after TLOU2.

The Last of Us is Neil's baby, he wont let anyone touch it except him haha
LegendofDragoonLives
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(09-13-2017, 10:13 PM)
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fuck no!! Hope he comes back someday man. ND screwed up rushing him into U4 instead of letting him come back refreshed :'(

Huge loss! Biggest one for ND that I can remember in years
mejin
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(09-13-2017, 10:14 PM)
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ND will have to hire new talents.
WinFonda
(09-13-2017, 10:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

I can see Neil leaving after TLOU2.

i doubt TLOU2 will be the final TLOU.

something tells me it's going to be a trilogy at the very least so you can bet Druckmann will be there to see it thru
Razgriz-Specter
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(09-13-2017, 10:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Straley is the one who stopped Druckmann from killing Elena in Uncharted 2

taizuke
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(09-13-2017, 10:15 PM)
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I think having to helm what was left of U4 took a toll on him. I mean Neil had said they had already started working on prototypes for TLOU 2 when Bruce and him were told to finish U4.
wapplew
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(09-13-2017, 10:16 PM)
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Bruce, please go work with Ueda. You can take your sweet ass time with Gen design, like 10 years breezy dev cycle.
LegendofDragoonLives
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(09-13-2017, 10:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Straley is the one who stopped Druckmann from killing Elena in Uncharted 2

Damn, TLOU2 is about to get darker

SRTtoZ
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(09-13-2017, 10:16 PM)
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If I had to guess it has more to do with dev burnout than anything. He's probably going to return in some form to a job that does not require he gives his life to it. ND makes great games but there's a huge price to pay in making those.
WinFonda
(09-13-2017, 10:17 PM)
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sucks about Bruce, i think he's taking a break from huge AAA game development

won't be the first time we've seen that either

game industry is a meat grinder man
NathanDiego
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(09-13-2017, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by idonteven

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck


Me now :(
Acquiescence
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(09-13-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Straley is the one who stopped Druckmann from killing Elena in Uncharted 2

The body count for TLoU 2 just trippled.
Nightwing123
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(09-13-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Kinda sad to see him go but Best of luck to him.

Thank you Bruce for everything you did at Naughty Dog.
HStallion
Now what's the next step in your master plan?
(09-13-2017, 10:21 PM)
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I'm not sure Straley will stay in the business from the way he talks about his Sabbatical and even in that final farewell letter. Seems like he still loves gaming but was really really burnt out on how they make AAA games. If he does stay in the industry I expect something outside the realm of AAA game development as why jump from one crunch time studio to another?
gdt
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(09-13-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Goddamn!

Thanks so much for all you've done Bruce. Literally a bunch of my favorite games of all time.

Wish you luck and cant wait to see what you work on next.



ND will be fine. They are packed to the gills with talent.
Kill3r7
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(09-13-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Best of luck! Thanks for the incredible 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.

Of course they worked hard. Do you think that becoming one of the best developers out there is done by working 9-5 and on sheer talent alone?
Gator86
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(09-13-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Straley is the one who stopped Druckmann from killing Elena in Uncharted 2

Last of Us 2 is going to be unimaginably dark.
DrD
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(09-13-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Guess this means no Jak and Daxter reboot or new sci-fi IP directed by Bruce Straley from Naughty Dog :(
ryseing
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(09-13-2017, 10:23 PM)

Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

So he was in charge of naughty dogs only two great games (tlou and uc2).

Yo, the first Jak and Daxter is a classic. I played it recently when it came with Lost Legacy and it's a fantastic game.
sgtmofo
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(09-13-2017, 10:23 PM)
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Good luck on his future endeavors. I appreciate all the great titles he's contributed to while at Naughty Dog.

I wonder what's on the horizon for him?
AuthenticM
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(09-13-2017, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Straley is the one who stopped Druckmann from killing Elena in Uncharted 2

is this confirmed?
Glix
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(09-13-2017, 10:25 PM)
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Just read Press Sneak Fucks book.

What a brutal grind going from TLOU crunch right into Uncharted 4 crunch. I guess he wanted to ship Lost Legacy before fully bowing out. But we knew this was coming, right? It was in the book that he was going to leave.
firelogic
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(09-13-2017, 10:25 PM)
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Sad to see him go as he directed my favourite ND games but I hope he gets to recharge and do something new.

With regards to the poll, I highly doubt he'd leave ND to join another studio. It's more likely that he'll open his own development house or maybe do something not game related at all.
SlipperyFishes
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(09-13-2017, 10:25 PM)
Surely he'll end up in The Dark World
sikkinixx
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(09-13-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Nothing good lasts forever.
RespectThySole
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(09-13-2017, 10:28 PM)
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Good luck in your future endeavors Bruce. Uncharted 2 is one of my all time favorites. TLoU is one of last gen's best and even UC4 was decent despite all it's shortcomings.
Sami+
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(09-13-2017, 10:31 PM)
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Best of luck to him. I really wish the industry would fucking cool it when it comes to working conditions.
Baroquemantic
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(09-13-2017, 10:32 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 used to be gameplay first since Crash to Jak

You must enjoy being wrong all the time.
DangerMouse
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(09-13-2017, 10:32 PM)
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:(

Good luck on whatever you want to do next and thank you for some of the best gaming memories of all time. Especially the virtually perfect Uncharted 2.

Like others have said, it may take some time but he's so good at making games that hopefully some day if he wants to he'll return even to make smaller games with his own indie studio or something like that.

Originally Posted by Aurongel

Not shocking after a sabbatical. Dude deserves all the rest he can get after shipping a few titles that pushed the medium forward in their own ways.

ND is in good hands.

Yeah. He killed it with his games and ND is in good hands with their existing and up and coming talent.

Originally Posted by Xer0

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.

This.
HeelPower
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(09-13-2017, 10:33 PM)
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This industry makes no sense.

TLoU2 will likely be their biggest game yet ,and his departure will definitely be a negative thing.

Same thing with Adam Boyle leaving Sony at the height of PS4's success.

I guess even too much success can be a bad thing.

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