Amy Hennig, who served as the creative director and writer on multiple titles in the Uncharted series, has left developer Naughty Dog. Numerous "trusted sources close to Naughty Dog" have verified with IGN that Hennig is no longer working for the studio.
Prior to exiting the company, Hennig was writing and leading development of Uncharted for PS4. Her final day at the studio was Monday, March 3. Sources speaking to IGN claim that Hennig was "forced out" by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. Sources claim that the Uncharted series may now come under their control.
Hennig, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at the studio, served as director and writer on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
While Sony confirmed that Hennig had left the company earlier in the week, it did not comment on whether she left of her own accord or was pushed out by Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley.
"We can confirm that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. Amy has made significant contributions to the game industry and we appreciate all she has done for Naughty Dog. The development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted," the company said in a statement to IGN.
We will have more on this story as it develops.