Uncharted 4 pays homage to former director and writer

Naughty Dog keeps it classy by giving a nod to Amy Hennig. 


By all accounts, Amy Hennig's departure from Naughty Dog in 2014 wasn't amicable... or maybe it was? No one's quite sure. IGN published a report stating that Hennig was forced out of the company by studio directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, who helmed The Last of Us and shared directorial duties on Uncharted 4 after Hennig left. Later, Druckmann and Straley denied the report.

A recent revelation may help smooth any rough waters between Hennig and her former colleagues. DualShockers was the first to notice a credits page in Uncharted 4 that reads "With sincere and deep gratitude to Amy Hennig for her contributions to the Uncharted franchise."

It might be a PR move on Naughty Dog's part, but it's still a nice gesture. Not that Hennig's been hanging around her old digs waiting for a phone call. Less than a month after leaving Naughty Dog voluntarily or otherwise, Hennig was appointed creative director of Visceral Games and is hard at work on Star Wars titles.

"It's a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to the Star Wars universe, after it's had such a formative influence on my life," she posted on Twitter following the announcement in 2014.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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