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UC4 Game Director Justin Richmond Leaves ND (And famousmortimer leaves GAF #1393)

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DarkLordMalik

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Justin Richmond, who was working on Uncharted PS4 as game director, has left developer Naughty Dog.

"I have in fact made the decision to leave Naughty Dog," Richmond told IGN. "I love the company and the people and know that they will continue to create awesome games going forward. On a happier note, after careful consideration and exploration I have joined Riot Games. There is some really innovative stuff going on here that I can't wait to be a part of."

Previously, Richmond oversaw Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer and worked as game director on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. He had been with Naughty Dog since 2008.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/27/uncharted-4-game-director-justin-richmond-leaves-naughty-dog

UPDATE: SCEA says "the development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...in-richmond-leaves-naughty-dog-for-riot-games
 

shwimpy

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also:

Previously, Richmond oversaw Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer
Will never forgive him for what he did to UC2's MP. This is a good thing in my eyes.
 

Flarin

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Holy crap, really? Creative AND game director leaving the game? WTF is going on with the Naughty Dogs these days....
 

Jarmel

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Well this is interesting. I guess Straley and Druckmann really are the leads now for Uncharted.
 
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Damn, it's getting hard not to worry about Sony's studios.
 

BobTheFork

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Forget just ND, the fuck is going on with Sony studios right now. It felt like the whole end of Sony game turned a great corner and it's been nothing but bad news internally
 

Vinc

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Ok. Consider me part of the "something has to be going on over there" camp now.
 

cardinalmind

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In oprah tone:
LEEEEEEEEEEEEAVE! Everybody Leavessssssssssssssssssssss!

Seriously, what's happening there?
 

iNvid02

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ok enough is enough, somebody needs to shut neil and bruce down before they sink the ship
 
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I'm thinking that Uncharted 4 is basically done at this point, and Naughty Dog is looking to change genres, requiring a new team. Just a guess, though.
 
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