Uncharted game director leaves Naughty Dog for “really innovative stuff” at Riot Games


The one-way flow of talent to Riot continues, as the very best game developers in the world work to reconcile their working lives with the time they spend playing LoL in the wee hours. The latest to make the switch is Justin Richmond – game director for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and before that designer on Uncharted 2’s much-praised multiplayer mode.

“I have in fact made the decision to leave Naughty Dog,” Richmond told IGN. “I love the company and the people and know that they will continue to create awesome games going forward.

“On a happier note, after careful consideration and exploration I have joined Riot Games. There is some really innovative stuff going on here that I can’t wait to be a part of.”

Richmond had been with Naughty Dog since 2008, and had begun work on a new Uncharted game for the PS4.

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He joins a host of newly acquired game directors at Riot Games – including World of Warcraft’s Greg Street and Eve Online’s Kristoffer Touborg. That’s too many top chefs to stir one MOBA – and so the logical conclusion is that Riot are staffing up for something new. But what?