Two key developers with tenure on the acclaimed Uncharted franchise and The Last of Us have left their studio for Infinity Ward, the makers, most recently, of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Jacob Minkoff, the lead designer on The Last of Us and Uncharted 3 in fact left at the beginning of the year, according to a new listing on his LinkedIn page. Taylor Kurosaki, a narrative design lead for Naughty Dog, confirmed (through his bio on Twitter) that he is also with Infinity Ward, which is owned by Activision.
Both developers are expected to work on Infinity Ward's next Call of Duty project, due for 2016.
In March, Naughty Dog's former creative director, Amy Hennig, left the studio after 10 years and joined Visceral Games to work on an unannounced Star Wars title. The studio also has seen the departures of the game director for Uncharted 4 in March and its lead character artist in April, though in May, it picked up an animator with senior duties on Assassin's Creed 3, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.