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Naughty Dog Co-Presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra provide a statement regarding the news from this week

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By Evan | Twitter | Thursday March 06 2014

Statement from Co-Presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra

Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog.  She will be missed and, as we stated before, we appreciate the significant contributions that she has made to Naughty Dog and the industry in general.  We wish her the best. 

However, we feel it necessary to clear up a very important point that was unprofessionally misreported when the story broke.  Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann were NOT involved in what transpired.  It was very upsetting to us that dozens of stories were run, linking back to the same hurtful accusations in the original report.  As co-presidents of Naughty Dog, we are responsible for all studio affairs. 

Normally, we wouldn’t respond to rumors and speculation on matters that are internal to Naughty Dog, but because the personal reputation of two of our employees is being damaged we needed to set the record straight.  There is nothing left to be said on this subject.  Now we’re going back to what we should be focused on – making games.



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Cant wait for that story driven sonic game shes going to help with

       

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I honestly am shocked people actually believed Neil and Bruce "forced" her out!

What a pointless statement that was. Still not saying why she left, so people will go with the only reason given still.

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KylieDog said:
What a pointless statement that was. Still not saying why she left, so people will go with the only reason given still.


Took the words right out of my mouth. .... Plus "making games" okk..



 

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Honestly, I was pretty disrespectful the way people were taking sides without having any clue whatsoever about the situation beyond an unsubstantiated rumor. Ignorance is inevitable but that doesn't mean people need to show off that ignorance for the world to marvel at.

KylieDog said:
What a pointless statement that was. Still not saying why she left, so people will go with the only reason given still.

Pointless statement? wtf

They made the statement because of stupid and false accusations to neil and his coworker, why the hell should they to give you the reason she left?



KylieDog said:
What a pointless statement that was. Still not saying why she left, so people will go with the only reason given still.

They don't have to tell us, the consumers, shit about what happens at their company.  They are setting the record straight that Neil and Bruce had nothing to do with Amy Hennig leaving.  That's all this is doing.  Nothing more.  



Feel free to point me to one single discussion on this forum about Amy Hennig's work, achievements or tallent prior to the news of her leaving naughty dog.
Go on, i'll wait.

All this "she will be missed" bullshit is crazy, I'm willing to bet 95% of the people commenting on this news didn't have the foggiest clue who she actually was before the story broke, now you got people talking smack like they have followed her life works.

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KylieDog said:
What a pointless statement that was. Still not saying why she left, so people will go with the only reason given still.

Wrong on all 3 counts.

The point of the message , as stated, is to confirm that neither of the two falsely accused had anything to do with her firing. 
Why she left was never the issue in question. That's just something you wanted to know.
The only reason given wasn't "given" at all. It was a rumor. This is the closest to an official statement you'll get.