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This feature was originally published on January 30th, 2015 but we wanted to resurface the content in honor of the release of the Uncharted collection on PS4.
Josh Scherr has worked at Naughty Dog for nearly fifteen years. Joining the studio to help animate Jak and Daxter, Scherr has had a front-row seat for the evolution of Naughty Dog's animating process. While he has now shifted roles and is helping write Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (you can watch him discuss his new role here), Scherr helped shape and guide the revered studio from the days of cartoon-inspired key-frame animation for the Jak and Daxter series to the expertly detailed animation of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Watch the video interview below (or on YouTube) to learn about the stressful days of transitioning away from the Jak and Daxter era, the flaws Scherr now sees in Uncharted 1's animation, and what the future holds for animation at Naughty Dog.
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