Michael Knowland (Lead Character Artist) leaves Naughty Dog

#2
I haven't been following this too closely, but what the fuck is up at ND? Has there been any explanation about all these departures?
 
#9
I haven't been following this too closely, but what the fuck is up at ND? Has there been any explanation about all these departures?
It's all Iwata's fault.

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Honestly, I'm surprised to see many people leaving. Not following too closely either, but it doesn't look like a case of "happens all the time, but media focus on ND makes it more visible".
 
#17
What the hell is happening over there? Is the staff there uncharted out?
That's what I'm wondering. I personally was disappointed to hear about Uncharted 4 when the studio has proven itself to be able to make success stories out of new IP's and has the creative talent to not need to be bogged down with one IP.

Being turned into sequel factories is why Bungie and IW had issues.
 

coolasj19

Why are you reading my tag instead of the title of my post?
#18
Ugh. Begin the doom and gloom and wtf Naughty Dog and concern trolling and legitimate trolling and legitimate concern.
That's what I'm wondering. I personally was disappointed to hear about Uncharted 4 when the studio has proven itself to be able to make success stories out of new IP's and has the creative talent to not need to be bogged down with one IP.
Being turned into sequel factories is why Bungie and IW had issues.
Didn't you post almost this exact same post earlier today?

ND is made up of a lot of individual people. I don't know why you think nobody at Naughty Dog wants to work on Uncharted. There's obviously a number of people there with a passion for the franchise. There could be people leaving because they want to work on new IP, or because they wanted to work on TLoU 2, and it's just as possible there are people staying because they want to work on Uncharted. Maybe the same people leaving are for better opportunities. And besides didn't this exact same thing happen before at the end of the PS2 Era?