Richard Lemarchand has announced his departure from Naughty Dog. The Uncharted co-lead designer, who worked on the series for 8 years, has accepted a teaching position at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California's Interactive Media Division saying:
Besides being home to the program that has illuminated such game gurus as Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago from Thatgamecompany, USC was also was ranked by the Princeton Review as having the best academic games program in the nation for the last three years in a row. It appears both Lemarchand and the games design students of USC are in good company.
Uncharted designer Lemarchand leaves Naughty Dog for USC [Gamasutra via Giant Bomb]