Christophe Balestra, co-president of Naughty Dog, the company behind the games Uncharted and The Last of Us, announced his retirment from the studio. Balestra revealed that leaves the studio after 15 years of cooperation through the official site of Naughty Dog. Evan Wells, who co-chaired along with Balestra for 12 years, will now operate as sole president of Naughty Dog, according to the announcment of Balestra. He aslso said that he leaves to pursue personal ambitions and plans.
“I had the luxury and honor of working with the most decisive, talented and perfectionist people in our area, in Naughty Dog,” he wrote. “When they ask me about the secret of our success, I always smile. We had a secret – dedicated ourselves to collect the best programmers, designers and artists that we could find. “
Balestra spoke about the challenges that the Wells (who wished to associate good luck via Twitter), and the team of Naughty Dog faced when he took over the co-presidency, as it was a period of transition to a new generation – the PlayStation 3- and new franchise like “Uncharted” and finaly in the game “Last of Us” in the years that followed.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be released this year with Naughty Dog discussing whether it is possible to create and subsequent titles of Uncharted. They also announced the second part of The Last of Us, together with the Remastered version of the beloved Crash Bandicoot trilogy to be released this year.