One of the top developers behind Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has left developer Naughty Dog to take on new and potentially heroic challenges.
Lost Legacy writer and creative director Shaun Escayg recently announced on Twitter that he has left Naughty Dog, bidding farewell to his fellow developers and reminiscing about the studio’s critically acclaimed projects.
Seven years ago I joined the talented team at @Naughty_Dog on a project still in its infancy, The Last Of Us. 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.
— Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) January 3, 2018
Regarding what’s next for Escayg, the developer is expected to be moving over to Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics to work on the studio’s upcoming Avengers project. This speculation is based on an Avengers logo that Escayg posted to his Instagram, with only the caption of “To new adventures–bring it 2018!” as an explanation. Then again, maybe he’s just going to start fighting crime.
It seems equally likely that Escayg could take another position at Crystal Dynamics, too, as the studio recently lost Rise of the Tomb Raider game director Brian Horton to PlayStation’s upcoming Spider-Man game. Apparently Marvel titles are pulling in all the good talent lately.