After the beautiful but brutal trailer last month, I can’t be the only one curious as to what the deal is with The Last Of Us Part II. Well, developers Naughty Dog got the floor at this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience to dish out more info on the game.
For starters, the game is only 50-60% complete, meaning we’ll probably see the game at the end of 2018. According to director and writer Neil Druckmann, the story for The Last Of Us Part II will be darker than the previous game, with shades of gray mixed in with the good and bad. Druckmann added that because of the darker tone, “no one is safe, not even [Joel or Ellie].”
Druckmann was also joined by co-writer Halley Gross (who is also the writer for HBO’s Westworld). Gross refers to the project as a “daunting experience,” but also a collaborative environment. Druckmann elaborated, saying Gross provided some “awesome ideas” for the story, including a situation involving Halley.
Lastly, when it came to when fans would get their hands on some new footage of the game, Druckmann confirmed that footage will be shown at E3 2018.