The Last of Us Lead Artist Leaves Naughty Dog

The Last of Us lead artist Nate Wells has left Naughty dog.

Wells announced his departure from the company yesterday evening in a Twitter post. Wells’ statement indicates that he’s left Naughty Dog to join Giant Sparrow, the developer behind the critically acclaimed game The Unfinished Swan.

Wells’ exit from Naughty Dog is the latest of several high profile departures from the acclaimed studio. Back in March, Uncharted 4 director Justin Richmond as well as series writer Amy Hennig both left in a similar fashion with Richmond taking a position at Riot Games and Hennig joining on with Visceral to work on a new Star Wars title.

According to Wells’ Tweet, he officially joined Giant Sparrow on April 3rd.

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1 Comment on The Last of Us Lead Artist Leaves Naughty Dog


On April 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

Well, this is less concerning since we don’t know if Nate Wells was doing anything with Uncharted 4, but it still looks bad that Naughty Dog is losing people in a fairly quick series.