Naughty Dog’s Co-President, Christophe Balestra has resigned, and will be leaving the company on April 3rd, 2017. During the 15 years he spent at Naughty Dog he has worked on some of the best games the games industry has ever seen. In a blog post on the Naughty Dog website he says:
“It’s very challenging to come to the realization that it’s time to step away from a career to pursue fulfilling personal ambitions and projects. I am doing it now out of utmost respect for the team and their unwavering dedication to Naughty Dog and our projects. The time has come for me to now spend more time with my family and create a void to see what I can fill it with (which will obviously involve programming).”
There’s a good chance we will see him working for his own, or another third party developer, and we wish him the best of luck. Be sure to read the full blog post when you get the chance here.