Naughty Dog recently made the announcement that Neil Druckmann, who’s been vice president at the studio for nearly three years, has been promoted to the position of co-president, a position he holds alongside Evan Wells. With Druckmann moving into a role that will entail more administrative and management work, many have wondered what that will mean for his duties as a writer and director.
Druckmann recently took to Twitter to speak about his promotion, and addressed that very question. He explained that even as co-president of Naughty Dog, he will continue to write and direct games, while at the same time, he will also “mentor the next wave of creators” at the studio.
In 2013, Neil Druckmann made his directorial debut, serving as creative director and writer on The Last of Us, which he co-created with Bruce Straley. Following that, he has gone on to write and direct Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and most recently, The Last of Us Part 2. Given his excellent track record, that he will continue to write and direct for the foreseeable future is happy news indeed.
As for what lies next for Naughty Dog, Druckmann has previously said that the studio could move on to The Last of Us Part 3, or perhaps an entirely new IP.
Oh… and I’ll still be directing and writing while helping to mentor the next wave of creators. ♥️
— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) December 5, 2020