Still oversee and write the game.
Neil Druckmann is now co-president of Naughty Dog and the studio has announced.
Druckmann has joined Evan Wells, the head of Sony-owned developers renowned for the Uncharted and The Last of Us series.
Druckmann, who joined Naughty Dog in 2004, is the creative director and writer of The Last of Us in 2013, the creative director and lead co-writer of Uncharted 4 in 2016, and the creative director and lead co-writer of The Last of Us 2 in 2020. I was a writer (an interview with Druckmann, who used Aoife’s spoiler a lot about The Last of Us 2, is worth reading). He was Vice President of Naughty Dog for almost three years. Alison Mori and Christian Garling are the new Vice Presidents of Naughty Dog. Mori was the director of operations and Gyrling was the co-director of programming.
“I’m still writing with the director, helping to guide the next wave of creators,” Dragman said on Twitter.
Oh … and I’m still directing and writing, helping to guide the next wave of creators. ??
— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) December 5, 2020
The next game of Naughty Dog hasn’t been announced yet, but in 2019 the studio signaled some sort of The Last of Us 2 multiplayer experience. Perhaps a PlayStation 5 version of The Last of Us 2 is under development? Druckmann is currently the executive producer and writer of the HBO The Last of Us television show, along with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.