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    Uncharted PS4 Writer Amy Hennig Leaves Naughty Dog

    That sucks. Something tells me she won't be out of work long.

    Writer and Director departs the studio after 10 years.

    Amy Hennig, the creative director and writer on the Uncharted series, has left developer Naughty Dog.
    Numerous trusted sources close to Naughty Dog have verified Hennig’s departure from the studio. She was writing and leading development of Uncharted PS4. Her final day at the studio was Monday, March 3.
    Sources claim Hennig was “forced out” by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, and explained that Uncharted may now come under their control.
    Hennig recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with Naughty Dog, where she served as director and writer on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Her work was recently profiled in IGN’s The History of Naughty Dog.
    We’ve contacted both Sony and Naughty Dog for comment and will keep you up to date with any developments.
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/...es-naughty-dog

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    Another great find Substance. Keep up the good work. lol

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    Someone of her talent should get snapped up pretty quickly.

    I have no problem with Bruce and Neil taking over though.
    Uncharted 3 just wasn't very good story-wise.

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    Oh dear...


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    Nice find Sub.

    This is an unfortunate loss, Amy has done a lot of great work from the Legacy of Kain series to Uncharted.

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    I wonder if it was Neil and/or Bruce who wanted to kill off Elena before?
    I wouldn't miss her but I know some will.

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    I wonder what the hell she did lol?

    This is a big loss but the last of us guys definitely know what they are doing so I'm losing no sleep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbydeath View Post
    I wonder if it was Neil and/or Bruce who wanted to kill off Elena before?
    I wouldn't miss her but I know some will.
    Its clear someone wanted to get rid of Elena and it sure has hell wasn't me. *Sobs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    I wonder what the hell she did lol?

    This is a big loss but the last of us guys definitely know what they are doing so I'm losing no sleep.
    Yeah Bruce & Neal have proven themselves for sure.

    Amy was always super passionate and seemed lovely in all interviews. She'll be snapped up quickly if she stays in the industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    I wonder what the hell she did lol?

    This is a big loss but the last of us guys definitely know what they are doing so I'm losing no sleep.
    Hmm, The Last of Us guys may know what they are doing.....but what happens to Uncharted now? Wasn't she mostly responsible for the direction of Uncharted?

    I'm not worried per se, I just don't like the way it seems she has left/was made to leave naughtydog.
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    Between Uncharted and The Last of Us, I'd pick Uncharted and since she was the creative director/writer of Uncharted I have to say that this kinda sucks.

    It would have been better if this had been her choice...
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    For sure. She'll definitely have a job soon. I wish she would work with Gurilla Games and help fix the killzone series. They have no sort of direction with their story anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    Hmm, The Last of Us guys may know what they are doing.....but what happens to Uncharted now? Wasn't she mostly responsible for the direction of Uncharted?

    I'm not worried per se, I just don't like the way it seems she has left/was made to leave naughtydog.
    Yeah, she was mostly responsible for it. I think the series will be fine tho. The Uncharted foundation is basically set. Just take drake and the crew on another adventure. Make the expected improvements(gameplay, graphics;great story). They should be able to pull it off.


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    Lol I'm sure ms will extend a helping hand...she'll be the lead writer on avatar wars developed by ex SSM workers

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    Sources claim Hennig was “forced out” by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, and explained that Uncharted may now come under their control.

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    She was great for ND and is a big loss for them and us. There is NO DOUBT she will be fine in terms of jobs. She's like a big name Free agent that will definitely be easy in finding a team.

    All the best and thanks for all the ND games.

    Hope we see more of your titles, Amy.

    ND and its games will be fine - greater than the sum of its parts, but still a blow nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    Hmm, The Last of Us guys may know what they are doing.....but what happens to Uncharted now? Wasn't she mostly responsible for the direction of Uncharted?
    Neil also wrote/helped write Uncharted 1+2.

    And he was lead designer for Uncharted 2, which is unquestionably the best in the series.

    The team was split for U3 and TLOU, with Neil taking complete control of TLOU.

    So I'm not worried one bit.


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    I don't think Uncharted series will be good anymore and since they got the Halo writer joined ND. For sure, they kicked her out and that is so sad. They have lost not her.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    Neil also wrote/helped write Uncharted 1+2.

    And he was lead designer for Uncharted 2, which is unquestionably the best in the series.

    The team was split for U3 and TLOU, with Neil taking complete control of TLOU.

    So I'm not worried one bit.
    Someone on Gaf said he wanted to kill off Elena in 2 so if true i am worried.

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    Shame, just as they where in the busy with Uncharted 4 as well, hope it doesn't effect the final game too much but I'm sure TLOU guys know what they are doing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Someone on Gaf said he wanted to kill off Elena in 2 so if true i am worried.
    I'm all for it, kill her at the beginning and do a big Austin Powers dance.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Someone on Gaf said he wanted to kill off Elena in 2 so if true i am worried.
    To me, her involvement in 3 was kind of forced and a bit underwhelming, so maybe he was onto something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbydeath View Post
    I'm all for it, kill her at the beginning and do a big Austin Powers dance.



    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    To me, her involvement in 3 was kind of forced and a bit underwhelming, so maybe he was onto something.


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    sad news indeed. but every new gen comes rise of devs. so it's gonna be okay




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    I don't think they would kill Elena, tbh I think what will happen is something similar to inFAMOUS, Nate and Elena will have a son or daughter that will continue the Uncharted franchise. At the end of U3 both of them clearly had it written on their faces "getting too old for this".

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    I wonder why in the world she would be "forced out"? By her own co-workers? We need a better explanation :S

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    who knows. Interviews are so much different than working with those people day in and day out. For all we know, she may have created a very harsh environment for others to work in, she may have not been all that nice anyway, there could have been other factors involving in her being forced out such as drugs, could be many things.

    Meh!
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