A veteran from Naughty Dog who worked on one of the company's best titles has decided to leave after seven fruitful years.
According to a Gamespot report, Shaun Escayg has moved on from the studio, but not after leaving a solid legacy. Escayg was the creative director for "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy," a game that received much acclaim in the gaming community when it was released last year. He also contributed in developing other successful titles that include "Uncharted 4" and "The Last of Us," which was the first project he worked on when he got on board Naughty Dog.
"Seven years ago I joined the talented team at @Naughty_Dog on a project still in its infancy, The Last Of Us," wrote Escayg on Twitter. "Well, the rest is history. Left Behind, Uncharted 4 were fleeting and Uncharted The Lost Legacy pushed my creative growth even further- I will miss all my dogs," he went on to say.
Interestingly, Escayg also posted an Avengers logo on Instagram with the caption "To new Adventures-bring it 2018!" With the post, IGN noted that he could likely be moving to Crystal Dynamics and work on an unannounced "Avengers" video game. Crystal Dynamics together with Eidos Montreal are reportedly teaming up on a number of Avengers projects.
Back in early December, Naughty Dog announced on a panel during the PSX weekend that the "Uncharted" series has reached a new milestone, reaching 41.7 million units in terms of sales. Shawn Layden, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America and Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, shared in an interview with FoxBusiness that the franchise already stood at 28 million in sales back in May of 2016. With the recent milestone, it meant that Sony was able to sell close to another 14 million over the next 18 months.
Layden noted that the "Uncharted" series plays a big role in Sony's gaming strategy. "We believe that fans—longtime and new—find high quality exclusives to be a key factor in choosing the console they play on," explained the PlayStation boss.