After a brief stint over at Crystal Dynamics as Creative Director and Writer on Marvel’s Avengers, Shaun Escayg has returned to Naughty Dog to assist the Sony studio on future merchandise. Escayg famously wrote and directed Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the Uncharted spinoff that includes Chloe and Nadine because the leads.

Escayg initially joined Naughty Dog in 2011 after a historical past as a director and animator in movie and animation. He was with the studio up till 2018, engaged on video games like The Last of Us, Uncharted 4, after which taking over the lead Creative Director position for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. He left Naughty Dog in 2018 to hitch Crystal Dynamics and assist convey Marvel’s Avengers to life because the Creative Director and author on that undertaking, significantly the well-received Kamala Khan single-player campaign. After simply over three years there, he returns to Naughty Dog in an unspecified position, although judging by his new Twitter bio, he’ll take again up inventive directorial and writing duties on one of many initiatives the studio has underway.

His return was additionally celebrated by the Naughty Dog Twitter account, although they didn’t provide any further perception into what he is perhaps engaged on.

When requested what this meant for Marvel’s Avengers, Escayg reassured followers that the Crystal Dynamics sport is “in good hands.”

Naughty Dog has been within the information quite a bit these days, with reports of a The Last of Us remake underway, and affirmation that the studio has multiple projects in the works simultaneously (although the studio has admitted it struggles with multi-project development). Escayg’s tenure as lead behind the well-received Uncharted spinoff may trace that the studio is continuous to put money into that world, bringing further characters and tales from Uncharted to life in future video games. Of course, he may simply as simply be engaged on some other undertaking the studio is maintaining beneath wraps for now.

No matter what Escayg is engaged on, it’s thrilling information for Naughty Dog followers. Escayg has confirmed himself many times on the subject of writing and directing significant tales that translate properly into the interactive video games area, and we’re keen to listen to what undertaking he’s being given the reins on.