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The Last of Us Art Director Leaves Naughty Dog[Correction: Wells was the lead artist for Naughty Dog, not director. Sorry!]
The lead artist behind The Last of Us, Nate Wells, has announced through Twitter that he has left Naughty Dog.
Wells said that he has been apart of The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow since April 3. His Twitter bio says that he is the Art Director at Giant Sparrow.
Giant Sparrow has announced through their blog that they are working on a new project. When they made The Unfinished Swan, they were a team made of three, and now they have a team of nine. Hopefully they will unveil their new game at the quickly approaching E3.
Naughty Dog has had two directors, Justin Richmond and Amy Hennig; leave the company in the past two months. While both Richmond and Hennig have found new jobs since their departure from Naughty Dog, one must ask the question of is everything okay at Naughty Dog? It could be that these three individuals decided to expand their talents and go start new projects, or something dark is brewing at Naughty Dog. Unless Naughty Dog somehow goes under, it’s better to just stick to the positives of these stories.