After the massive news day that was March 8, I expected things to slow down on this beautiful Friday. NOPE. We’re just getting started!!

Sony confirmed this morning that Days Gone has been delayed until 2019, a move that bummed many gamers out. That was only the beginning of the today’s PlayStation news, as Naughty Dog has announced the company has a NEW Vice President and it’s none other than Neil Druckmann!

President of Naughty Dog Evan Wells made the announcement this afternoon, along with other promotions that will not only help shape The Last of Us Part II, but the entire company as a whole.

Evan’s statement:

As we are kicking off 2018, we have some exciting studio news we wanted to share. During a recent all-studio meeting, we announced some well-deserved promotions:

In recognition of his expanded role, contributing on critical, studio level decisions, Neil Druckmann is now Vice President of Naughty Dog. He’s been a vital part of the management team for some time now, and we’re proud to formally acknowledge his involvement. In addition to his new position, Neil will continue as the Creative Director on The Last of Us Part II.

We’re also excited to announce that Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau are the joint Game Directors on The Last of Us Part II. Both Kurt and Anthony joined Naughty Dog during Uncharted 2 and have been instrumental in leading the design department, and have been key contributors on our subsequent games. Emilia Schatz and Richard Cambier are the Lead Designers that round out the extremely talented design department’s leadership team.

We have such an incredible team at Naughty Dog, and I’m always happy when I am able to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to our games and the studio. Please join me in giving them all a big congratulations!

Congrats to Neil and to everyone who received a promotion as part of this new leadership group at Naughty Dog.

The future has never looked brighter for the talented team and we here at The PlayStation Brahs can’t wait to see what they bring the PlayStation Nation next!