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Tomb Raider Dev Hires Former Naughty Dog Art Director

The Last of Us art director Nate Wells now working at Crystal Dynamics.

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Nate Wells, the former Naughty Dog and Irrational Games art director, has joined Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics. He announced the news today on Twitter.

Wells--not to be confused with Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells--worked at Irrational Games in Boston for 13 years, before leaving to join Naughty Dog where he worked on acclaimed post-apocalyptic action game The Last of Us. He quit Naughty Dog in April 2014 to join The Unfinished Swan studio Giant Sparrow.

It is unclear what Wells will be working on at Crystal Dynamics. The studio's current project is Rise of the Tomb Raider, which launches in fall 2015 as a timed exclusive for Xbox One. Crystal Dynamics is also currently working on a new IP, which remains unannounced.

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