Druckmann, who co-created The Last of Us with former Naughty Dog director Bruce Straley, has led the direction of Naughty Dog’s biggest games of the last 10 years. This includes Creative Director credits on The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and The Last of Us Part 2.
Druckman served as a director on The Last of Us Part 2 along with Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau. The sequel to 2013’s action-adventure title has been critically-acclaimed, earning multiple The Game Awards nominations and a Golden Joystick Award for Ultimate Game of the Year.
Also promoted at Naughty Dog are Alison Mori and Christian Gyrling who are now Vice Presidents of Naughty Dog. Mori was previously Director of Operations and Gyrling was previously Co-Director of Programming respectively.
“We have such an incredible team at Naughty Dog and being able to work alongside every one of them is especially meaningful these days,” writes Naughty Dog President Evan Wells. “I feel proud of the team when I’m able to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the studio.”
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.