The over publicised exodus at Naughty Dog is showing no signs of slowing, as two studio strays have found a new home at Call of Duty: Ghosts developer Infinity Ward. Jacob Minkoff and Taylor Kurosaki, both notable names at the Californian company, will assume the design director and narrative director positions respectively on the Activision owned outfit’s next big first-person shooter. Expect it to deploy in 2016, after Treyarch’s effort next year.
Of course, there have been a string of high-profile departures since the release of The Last of Us last year, which has prompted some people to suspect that the firm is operating on a skeleton crew. Co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra cooled those concerns earlier in the year, though, stating that this is a natural turn of events – it’s just hit the headlines a little more frequently on this occasion.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com, joystiq.com]
2014 - the new guys
2015 - Treyarch
2016 - IW
Naughty Dog's doomsday is slowly coming back! And those puns are cringing me up the wall.
@RaymanFan2 Like clockwork.
@RaymanFan2 Whoops, my mistake! Fixed!
Cod is here to stay so any improvements are welcome and I'm sure this means just that.
I've kinda stopped worrying about Naughty Dog, they employ 100's of employee's and 10 people don't make up a game, at least more than 10 have left since the Crash days 'til now and they're still a great company, they're products seem to be coming along fine, hopefully we see more on Uncharted 4 at Gamescom, Neil said there will be more news soon!
Dream job. =P
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