Neil Druckmann, director of The Last of Us 2 and one of Naughty Dog's most prominent developers, has been promoted to the seat of co-president of The Last of Them.
As revealed in a blog post by his only superior at the moment, president Evan Wells, Druckmann and a number of his colleagues have been promoted to topmost positions.
"Neil Druckmann now joins me as Co-President of Naughty Dog, after serving almost three years as Vice President. In addition, we’re welcoming Alison Mori and Christian Gyrling as Vice Presidents of Naughty Dog. Prior to becoming Vice President, Alison served as our Director of Operations and Christian served as our Co-Director of Programming", Wells wrote.
Druckmann took to Twitter to express his delight at the appointment and congratulated his colleagues on the promotions.
Thankfully, he also made it unequivocally clear to Naughty Dog fans that he'll still be writing and directing as usual, while mentoring the next wave of creators coming through the mischievous canine offices.
While no studio has had it easy in 2020, what with entire pipelines moved to the cloud to accommodate for working remotely, Naughty Dog have still had one heck of a year.
The gaming industry has most certainly capitalised on all the social distancing, while the renowned developer took out the big guns on The Last of Us Part 2.
Granted, we would've liked a bit less drama over a title, but we won't pretend like this is an age of measured comments either.
Well, the main thing is that Druckmann is staying put for now, so may we see many more The Last of Uses.
You can find Wells' statement on Naughty Dog promotions on the official website .