Naughty Dog, the company that is known for Uncharted, The Last of Us and other famous games, will be left without its co-president, Evan Wells.
Moments ago, it was officially announced that Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells is stepping down from the position by the end of 2023, and he will be replaced by Neil Druckmann, who will also take on the role of head of creative.
While bittersweet, some things need to be done, no matter how hard it might be.
Here is a message from Wells:
“Working here has been awe inspiring and I have nothing but gratitude for everything that I’ve been able to learn and be a part of,”
“And, getting to collaborate with the passionate and driven teams at SIE and the other PlayStation Studios has been a pleasure. I’ve never taken for granted the opportunity I’ve had to be surrounded by such impressive creativity and talent and I’m thankful to all—past and present—for teaching me so much.”
“There’s never a perfect time to step away, but I’m incredibly confident that I’ll be leaving the studio in the best hands. Neil and the rest of the capable and dynamic Studio Leadership Team are perfectly suited to ensure Naughty Dog continues to lead the industry—not only in the games we make, but the environment in which we make them. I am positive that Naughty Dog will continue to push the industry and our medium forward.”
What do you think about this departure?