Neil Druckmann president promotion Naughty Dog, Evan Wells, promotion, The Last of Us Part II

Naughty Dog Promotes Neil Druckmann to Co-President

Uncharted and The Last of Us Part II developer Naughty Dog is seeing a leadership change. Studio President Evan Wells announced in an update post on the game maker’s website that Neil Druckmann is being promoted to co-president of the company after serving as vice president for nearly three years. Meanwhile, Alison Mori and Christian Gyrling are becoming vice presidents of Naughty Dog. Mori previously served as director of operations, and Gyrling was co-director of programming.

Recommended Videos

“We have such an incredible team at Naughty Dog and being able to work alongside each and every one of them is especially meaningful these days,” Wells said. “I feel proud of the team when I’m able to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the studio. Please join me in giving them all a big congratulations!”

Naughty Dog launched its long-awaited sequel, The Last of Us Part II, which was led in part by Druckmann as director, earlier this year to both praise and criticism from many. In June, we learned that the studio had no plans to launch DLC. However, there is still no word on the multiplayer component that was mentioned late last year, meaning there could still be more The Last of Us Part II on the way in some form.


The Escapist is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Call of Duty Teases Black Ops 6 With Cryptic Video
Mount Rushmore in the teaser of Black Ops 6.
Read Article Artist Turns Elden Ring & Dark Souls Characters Into Iconic Pokemon
pokemon elden ring art
Read Article Genshin Impact Increases Maximum Resin Cap for the First Time in Years
Genshin 4.6 Livestream Featured
Related Content
Read Article Call of Duty Teases Black Ops 6 With Cryptic Video
Mount Rushmore in the teaser of Black Ops 6.
Read Article Artist Turns Elden Ring & Dark Souls Characters Into Iconic Pokemon
pokemon elden ring art
Read Article Genshin Impact Increases Maximum Resin Cap for the First Time in Years
Genshin 4.6 Livestream Featured
Author
Michael Cripe
Michael joined The Escapist team in 2019 but has been covering games, movies, TV, and music since 2015. When he’s not writing, Michael is probably playing Super Mario Sunshine, Dead Space, The Binding of Isaac, or Doom Eternal. You can follow his news coverage and reviews at The Escapist, but his work has appeared on other sites like OnlySP, Gameranx, and Kansas City’s The Pitch, too. If you’d like to connect and talk about the latest pop-culture news, you can follow Michael on Twitter (@MikeCripe), Instagram (mike_cripe), or LinkedIn if that’s your thing.