Uncharted Mastermind Amy Hennig Leaves Naughty Dog

Originally reported by IGN and confirmed by Polygon and Amy herself, Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. Amy has been a writer and creative director on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Her influence being considered a key component of the quality of the games she worked on. She had been at Naughty Dog for 10 years and was currently working on the 4th entry into the Uncharted series.

Amy Hennig
Amy Hennig

According to IGN sources, Amy was “forced out” by Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. Neil and Bruce were both director’s of Naughty Dog’s major blockbuster last year, The Last of Us. They both also worked on the Uncharted series.

Amy Hennig has had a long and impressive career in the industry. She also worked on Jak and Daxter at Naughty Dog. Aside from Uncharted however, her biggest contributions have been as Director and Writer of the various Legacy of Kain games, including some work on the original with Silicon Knights. It is unclear what plans she has for the future, but a return to Crystal Dynamics would be interesting as there has been a lot of interest in the revival of the Legacy of Kain series as of late. We’ll keep you posted.

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