The Initiative adds former Naughty Dog melee animation lead to talent roster

The Initiative, Microsoft’s first-party AAA studio, has been pretty quiet since its reveal at E3 in 2018. Since then the studio has been hunting down talent for whatever its big debut game will be and it seems they signed another big name.

Lee Davis is now listed as lead gameplay animator for The Initiative. Davis was the head of melee animation at Naughty Dog, and he worked on Uncharted 2, Uncharted 4 and both The Last of Us titles.

Davis joins a pretty stellar list, which we have covered over the years. People that worked on God of War, Sunset Overdrive, Red Dead Redemption have all ended up in The Initiative.

Now we wait for them to tell us what kind of game they are building. Will we see something that can take on Sony’s first-party stable? Even just knowing the genre would be a nice start. Until then, we have wild rumours and a lot of waiting, and possibly more people joining the team.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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