The writer for the Uncharted series was “forced out” of Naughty Dog, sources have told IGN.
Earlier today it was reported by IGN that acclaimed writer Amy Henning had left Naughty Dog shortly after just celebrating her tenth anniversary with the studio.
Sony confirmed the news, saying: “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.”
Henning was the writer for the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Uncharted series, the third instalment of which won numerous Game of the Year awards.
She was also involved in the upcoming fourth instalment in the franchise, announced last November.
According to IGN sources, Henning was apparently “forced out” of the studio by Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley and Uncharted could be now be lead by them.
We’ve reached out to Naughty Dog to see if Neil or Bruce would like to respond to the accusations – so far, no word back.