Neil Druckmann was interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter after last week’s presentation of The Last Of Us Part 2 and on this occasion, he stated, among other things, that he did not initially believe that the game could be a huge success.
” At the time I was one of the designers of Naughty Dog and after working on the Uncharted and Jak & Daxter series, with The Last of Us I became an inseam director for Bruce Straley, but I wasn’t very happy and I thought to myself that game sucked … I loved it, mind you, but I was seriously convinced that no one else would have liked it, but I was happy to have had the chance to direct a video game … I thought I would never have it again. “
Druckmann then dwelt on the character of Ellie on how much he helped some players to walkout: ” Many fans came to me and thanked me, clearly saying that thanks to the game they found the courage to come out with the family and friends. These things make me proud, as Naughty Dog we want our games to have a serious impact on the industry and on people, we are telling stories with unique and incredibly characterized characters and the public has understood our philosophy. “
The Last Of Us Part 2 will be released on February 21st 2020 on PlayStation 4 and PS4 PRO.