PlayStation 4

Uncharted 4 Director Leaves Naughty Dog


Uncharted 4 director Justin Richmond has left Sony’s Naughty Dog studio. Richmond shared the news with IGN, revealing that he has decided to join Riot Games following his departure from the Uncharted studio.


“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.”


Prior to his work on Uncharted 4, Richmond served as game director on Uncharted 3. He also oversaw the multiplayer component in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. News of his departure comes shortly after Naughty Dog’s creative director, Amy Hennig, left the studio.


Uncharted 4 is in development for PlayStation 4.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.