Naughty Dog veteran Neil Druckmann has been promoted to the position of Vice President at the Californian developer. According to President Evan Wells, this is in recognition of Neil’s “expanded role, contributing on critical, studio level decisions”. The former programmer will still serve as the Creative Director on The Last of Us: Part II.
He’ll be flanked by Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau, who will act as joint Game Directors on the hotly anticipated sequel following the departure of Bruce Straley. Meanwhile, Emilia Schatz and Richard Cambier will serve as Lead Designers. We met Ricky prior to the release of Uncharted 4 and he was a very amiable chap.
“We have such an incredible team at Naughty Dog, and I’m always happy when I am able to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to our games and the studio,” Wells concluded in a blog post. “Please join me in giving them all a big congratulations!” Congratulations, everyone – we can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.