Amy Henning, one of the creative directors and writers behind the Uncharted series, has left developer Naughty Dog, Sony confirmed to Polygon.
Her last day at the company was March 3rd, 2014.
While the specifics surrounding her departure remain unclear, IGN initially reported that trusted sources were claiming Henning was “forced out” by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, and that Uncharted may now be under their creative control.
As of this post, Henning has not made a public comment on the news.
Originally known for her work at Crystal Dynamics on The Legacy of Kain games, Henning joined Naughty Dog in 2003, where she sereved as director and writer on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. She recently won the Writers Guild of America’s Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games award in 2012 for her work on Uncharted 3.
According to Sony, her leaving will not impact the development of the upcoming Uncharted title for PlayStation 4.