After talking about the evolution of Ellie and the infected Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog Game Director) revealed some background on the genesis and sources of inspiration of The Last Of Us Part 2.
Druckmann points out that the preliminary idea of a sequel dates back to 2013: “I met Ashley Johnson to illustrate the idea of Left Behind. But that day I also described the other idea I was working on. And so we sat in the restaurant and she is there crying! And I think: Oh God, let’s hope that nobody believes that she is mistreating her! This is the first moment I remember having elaborated on the idea. “
The Game Director had already in mind the narrative plot, the development of the plot and the ending since 2013 but the final in particular would have undergone various changes over the years: ” Everything starts with the embryo of an idea. point involving other people, until it becomes a shared vision. Video games are a collaborative medium in which each contributes to a unique project. “
The Last Of Us Part 2 will be available from February 21st, 2020 on PlayStation 4 and PS4 PRO.