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Uncharted 4 Game Director Justin Richmond Leaves Naughty Dog

Joins League of Legends developer Riot Games.

Justin Richmond, who was working on Uncharted PS4 as game director, has left developer Naughty Dog.

"I have in fact made the decision to leave Naughty Dog," Richmond told IGN. "I love the company and the people and know that they will continue to create awesome games going forward. On a happier note, after careful consideration and exploration I have joined Riot Games. There is some really innovative stuff going on here that I can't wait to be a part of."

Previously, Richmond oversaw Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer and worked as game director on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. He had been with Naughty Dog since 2008.

This news comes shortly after creative director Amy Hennig's departure from Naughty Dog earlier this month. Sony specifically noted the duo's involvement when it revealed Uncharted PS4 in 2013.

Sony Worldwide Studios' has been having a rough month, with numerous layoffs and other departures across the company in March, 2014.

We've contacted Sony and Naughty Dog for comment.


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There is something really worrisome going on at WWS.

orniletter said:
There is something really worrisome going on at WWS.


Uncharted 3 kinda sucked. Good riddance.

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What the eff is going on with my favourite first party developer?

He sacrificed himself for the good of the company. He does honor to his famiry and glorious Nippon.

Atleast this time he is choosing to leave.

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018.

Jeeeez ... this industry is falling apart, Sony is bleeding talent like craaaaaaazy.

I'm guessing the stress/creative restrictions of working on huge budget next-gen games simply isn't worth it to a lot of creative people.

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Still calling coincidence. But I guess we deserve these doom threads after all that business with Mattrick.

Project GATSOOMGPCAPISE is finished. 2k well spent.