Naughty Canine has introduced a high-profile departure in its ranks. Taking to social media platform X, the developer confirmed that Head of Know-how Christian Gyrling is leaving Naughty Canine after having spent 17 years on the studio.
“We’re grateful for his many contributions to the studio, our video games, and his teammates,” Naughty Canine wrote. “We’ll miss Christian drastically and need him the very best of luck on the place his path leads subsequent.”
Gyrling joined Naughty Canine in 2006, the place he labored in a lot of programming roles, earlier than turning into the studio’s vp in 2020. Earlier this 12 months, in July, he left his function and took up the place of Head of Know-how. He has labored on nearly all main Naughty Canine releases since he joined the studio, together with a number of Uncharted and The Final of Us titles.
Gyrling is being changed by Travis McIntosh as the brand new Head of Know-how. McIntosh has been at Naughty Canine for 19 years, and beforehand served because the studio’s Programming Director.
Earlier this 12 months, Naughty Canine’s co-president Evan Wells introduced his departure from the studio, with Neil Druckmann taking on full management in his absence. The developer has additionally hit some main obstacles in current months, having laid off “no less than” 25 contract staff. Current studies have additionally claimed that Naughty Canine’s standalone The Final of Us multiplayer mission had been put “on ice”, although sport director Vinit Agarwal has since then confirmed that the sport remains to be in improvement.
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