Yet Another High-Profile Staffer Leaves Naughty Dog

Michael Knowland, Naughty Dog's lead character artist who worked on The Last of Us, has parted ways with the studio.

According to Knowland's LinkedIn profile (via Superannuation), he's no longer with the studio, after having worked at the Sony-exclusive developer for over three years. Considering the remarkable work he did on The Last of Us, there's no doubt this is a huge loss for Naughty Dog.

Knowland joins the likes of Amy Hennig, Justin Richmond, and Nate Wells as the latest to part ways with the acclaimed first-party PlayStation studio. Here's to hoping Uncharted 4's quality isn't compromised as a result.