Prominent members in management at Naughty Dog have retired recently, prompting investors to determine employed personnel viable for replacement. Announcements were made that Neil Druckmann, Creative Director & Vice President of Naughty Dog, has been promoted. Company personnel weren’t anticipating the position would be helmed by Druckmann, showing the prominence he holds amongst company investors.
Neil Druckmann career in video game development began decades ago, with his first contract provided through Naughty Dog. Druckmann hasn’t left Naughty Dog since arriving in 2004. Sixteen years after being employed & the former programming intern has become the Co-President of Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog’s President wanted Neil Druckmann to sustain greater responsibilities in 2017. Druckmann was given an opportunity to takeover Alison Mori & Christian Gyrling’s positions at the development studio. Neil accepted, meaning his promotion to Vice-President. President Evan Wells issued an official statement regarding the advertising of Neil Druckmann.
President Wells incentivized that Naughty Dog is an incredible team of talented developers, which work alongside one another to create meaningful titles that’ll define a generation. Evan mentioned his dedication towards locating accomplished members at Naughty Dog & providing them with the opportunity to acquire multiple promotions. Naughty Dog’s President congratulated Neil Druckmann for becoming the Co-President.
Multiple games from Naughty Dog have received star reviews among critics, with highlighted accomplishments including creating titles with incredible graphical fidelity & gameplay. Numerous awards have been gifted to Naughty Dog for their recent title, “The Last of Us Two”. Those include:
2020 Game of the Year – Golden Joystick Awards.
2020 Studio of the Year – Golden Joystick Awards.
Best Narrative for 2020 – The Game Awards Show (Pending).
Best Action/Adventure for 2020 – The Game Awards Show (Pending). Numerous accolades wouldn’t have been accomplished without the involvement of Neil Druckmann, an individual with revolutionary concepts that birthed challenging gameplay in Uncharted & The Last of Us.