Veteran Naughty Dog lead developer Richard Lemarchand is leaving the makers of the Uncharted series, according to a Gamasutra report. But Lemarchand isn't moving on to another studio or launching his own company; he has left the development studio to teach. After eight years working for Naughty Dog Lemarchand feels that he can do the most good by teaching at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
Lemarchand will be teaching at the school's Interactive Media Division and working on a series of experimental games as part of a research project.
"In other words, I'll be surrounded by awesome people, talking craft and philosophy, and building strange new things!" he tells Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander in an extensive report.
"I've always been a very hands-on game designer," Lemarchand continues. "And I'm a big believer that no matter what level you're working at on a project, it's a very great thing to be able to stay connected to the practical processes of building out a game."
For full details, check out Gamasutra's extensive discussion with Lemarchand about the move here.