Naughty Dog – not a a studio for everyone
Naughty Dog is behind some of the most beloved titles of all times including The Last of Us and the Uncharted series. The studio is also unique in not having producers or production managers to run things. Instead of conventional managerial structure, the company relies on department leads to steer production processes. Sounds very cool, right? Nobody to impose crunch on developers. Except it’s not that simple.
The Last of Us Part II reveal trailer
COGconnected talked to more than a dozen of ex Naughty Dog employees about the crunch situation at the studio.
World War Z generated 42% of publisher’s total revenue in first fiscal quarter
World War Z zombie shooter dramatically boosted revenue growth for Focus Home Interactive in the first fiscal quarter. The game developed by Saber Interactive is responsible for 42% of the publisher’s earnings for the period.