The Last of Us Naughty Dog

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.

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