The Last of Us co-creator complains about not having his name on the final cast screen
The Last of Us co-director Bruce Straley has made fresh statements in favor of the video game industry after The Last of Us premiere on HBO.
In a recent interview with Los Angeles TimesBruce Straley, who served as director and virtual world designer on The Last of Us from Naughty Dog, was asked about his involvement with the HBO series of the same name.
Since he is not credited in the series, Straley has indicated that he believes that this type of sharing, where one’s work on a game may become a primary resource for other projects, is an argument for collective bargaining in the games industry.
“It’s an argument for unionization that someone who was part of the co-creation of this world and those characters doesn’t get recognition or money for the work they put into it. Maybe we need unions in the video game industry to be able to protect creators.”
Straley was the co-creator of the first The Last of Us game and worked on Uncharted for Naughty Dog as well, though he’s not nearly as remembered for his contributions to The Last of Us as co-creator Neil Druckmann.
Straley has since left Naughty Dog to form his own studio, Wildflower Interactive, which is still working on his first game.