Well.... somehting is definitely going on. It wasn't a lay-off since it seems he left on his own. Is there some argument going on at the studios? Maybe major disagreements? I hope this doesn't turn into something similar that happened to Irrational Games studio (the way they shut down)
A lot of devs sign on to work on one project. If you look at the Character Artist's linkeden, he's only worked at Naughty Dog since 2011. So he signed on for The Last of Us, and now that it's done, he's leaving. Not a big deal.
I do think Amy Hennig left because there were disagreements within the company about the direction of Uncharted. My guess is Neil and Bruce didn't like where Amy was taking the game so they took over. That's the only big one, but it's still in good hands with everyone else there.
The other devs leaving isn't as big of a deal imo.
You guys are too dramatic
3-4 people left/got booted out of a 200-300 man company, get a grip
How are we dramatic? We're just speculating on what might be happening. All we're saying is that it is sad to see a great charaacter artist leave and the other people at ND. That can't overreacting, now is it?
The fact that four major developers have left in the space of month is something very major. When Uncharted PS4 was announced the two names they attached to the project were Amy and Justin. Both of those are gone. And we also had reports saying that Amy was kicked out. And considering she never made a statement saying why she left, I'd be inclined to believe it.