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Final Of Us Studio Says Goodbye To One other Exec


Joel looks sad and unshaved in The Last of Us Part II.

Picture: Naughty Canine / Sony

One other veteran government is leaving Naughty Canine in what’s felt like a bizarre yr filled with ups and downs for the acclaimed studio behind The Final of Us. Head of know-how Christian Gyrling is leaving after 17 years. He was appointed to the place just some months in the past—the final time a veteran Naughty Canine dev departed.

“Our Head of Know-how Christian Gyrling has determined to go away Naughty Canine after an incredible 17-year profession at our studio,” the PlayStation studio wrote in an announcement on November 10. “We’re grateful for his many contributions to the studio, our video games, and his teammates. We are going to miss Christian vastly and want him the most effective of luck on the place his path leads subsequent.”

Naughty Canine mentioned Travis McIntosh, who’s been on the studio for 19 years since becoming a member of again in 2004, will take over the place. He was most lately programing director on The Final of Us: Half II, the 2020 PlayStation 4 sport that paved the best way for a hit HBO adaptation and the final new undertaking launched by the studio.

Gyrling’s departure follows co-president Evan Wells’ choice to step down in July, and narrative designer Josh Scherr’s departure the earlier yr. Former IT Director of 28 years, Justin Monast, let in April.The recent shakeup has left The Final of Us director Neil Druckman accountable for inventive, with veteran Alison Mori promoted to studio supervisor and head of operations. 

It’s unclear what all of those shifts imply for the powerhouse lengthy thought-about one among Sony’s high studios and the standard-barer for cinematic storytelling and blockbuster manufacturing high quality in video games. A multiplayer spin-off for The Final of Us Half II stays MIA, and its future stays unsure after it reportedly recieved a nasty inside analysis from sister-studio Bungie and Naughty Canine minimize a pair dozen contractor builders final month amid wider cuts at PlayStation.