Former Activision Blizzard employee and Call of Duty producer Kelsey Mabbott has joined Sony studio Naughty Dog. Mabbott recently updated her LinkedIn profile, showing that she has now joined the Uncharted developer. Naughty Dog has also revealed several new job openings at the company.
As spotted by Twitter user THE RED DRAGON, Mabbott’s LinkedIn profile was recently updated to state that she had left Activision Blizzard and joined Naughty Dog. Her resume includes being an Associate Producer on Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, as well as being an Assistant Producer at 2K prior to working at Activision.
Meanwhile, Naughty Dog recently posted several job openings, seeking artists, administrators, producers, programmers, game designers, QA and more. The full list of open positions can be found below:
Naughty Dog appears to be ramping up their team for upcoming projects. Previous rumours suggest that they’re working on a standalone multiplayer title for The Last of Us Part II alongside a full PS5 remake of the first game. Some speculate that they might already be in the early stages of The Last of Us Part III, or alternatively working on an entirely new IP.
Naughty Dog isn’t the only first-party PlayStation studio currently working on secret projects either. Sucker Punch, the developers behind Ghost of Tsushima, are believed to be working on the open-world action game’s sequel. Insomniac Games have already announced Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine, but are also rumoured to be working on a third, unannounced title.
We’ll just have to wait and see what Naughty Dog has in the works, though their next announcement shouldn’t be too far off as the reported PS5 remake of The Last of Us might arrive before the end of the year.
Source: THE RED DRAGON