After working for almost three and a half years as Lead Character Artist, Michael Knowland has left Naughty Dog, as per the details coming out from his Linkedin profile.
Michael Knowland worked on The Last of Us from Naughty Dog as Lead character artist. He worked on the project for two and a half year. It has been reported that after finishing his work on The Last of Us, Michael Knowland left Naughty Dog, and also confirmed that he was not working on Uncharted for Playstation 4.
No details yet about the new workplace of Michael Knowland, but we expect an announcement from Michael on this soon. Michael Knowland now joins the rank of other ex Naughty Dog employees who recently left the studio, “Nate Wells, Justin Richmond, Amy Hennig, Brian Karis“
How these recent layoffs will affect Naughty Dog only time will tell, but Sony has assured Playstation community that development work on Uncharted for Playstation 4 is still going strong.
What you guys have to say about these layoffs at Naughty Dog, will it affect the quality of games from them or there are still enough talented people to carry forward the legacy?