Arne Meyer, until now director of communications at Naughty Dog, has been promoted to vice president from the Californian study; one of the emblems of PlayStation Studios. Meyer has made the appointment official through his personal account on LinedIn and Twitter during the afternoon of this Monday, a promotion that he celebrates and that he considers “an honor”After thirteen years in the position that he is now leaving, and many more if we count his incorporation to the team at the time of Jak & Daxter.
“The work that I am doing with the management team includes initiatives for the future and well-being of our developers, focusing on the studio culture, people and organizational practices,” he declares, thus evidencing an effort to improve in departments where, According to former employees, there were internal problems that led to situations of crunch.
The news comes ten months after the promotion of Neil Druckmann, director of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and The Last of Us Part 2, to co-chairman of Naughty Dog alongside Evan Wells. During this period, between December 2020 and October 2021, Alison Mori, former Director of Operations, and Christian Gyrling, formerly Co-Director of Programming, took Druckmann’s place.
“I hope I can do a significant contribution that has a positive impact on the study and all those who work on it now and in the future”, Meyer ends in his message.
What awaits us in the future of Naughty Dog? Uncharted, The Last of Us…
The future of Naughty Dog now goes through the multiplayer mode of The Last of Us Part 2 and a possible remake of the original video game for PS5, according to journalistic sources. On the other hand, the Uncharted saga will be back in early 2022 with Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, a remastered pack for PS5 and PC that will include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy of form. The computer version is developed by Iron Galaxy and will come later. We do not know what they are working on outside of these projects. The HBO series still in development; we already have the first official image.