During a livestream showcasing The Nathan Drake Collection, Uncharted 4 writer Josh Scheer misspoke in a very intriguing way. He said, “All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric, here, and the first The Last of Us. Uh, did I say the first The Last of Us?” With there being only one Last of Us, there is no reason to specify that he worked on the first. Maybe his confusion was in regards to the Left Behind DLC? Nope. Animator Eric Baldwin goes on to clarify that he was not involved in Left Behind. You can watch this mishap below.
While this is not official confirmation of The Last of Us 2 being in development, many fans of the game have taken this incident as such. This is not the first time hints at The Last of Us 2‘s existence have been made. Back in June, seasoned voice actor Nolan North, who voiced David in The Last of Us, said, ” For now I know they’re doing Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kind of met an untimely demise,”
It certainly would make sense for The Last of Us 2 to be in development. On PS3 the game sold over 7 million copies, with 1.3 million of those sales being within the first seven days of its release. It was able to garner 1 million more sales when it was re-released on the PS4. Sony would be out of their minds if they didn’t consider it a key franchise. The first game also ended with a very ambiguous cliff-hanger. While Naughty Dog is currently completely focused on Uncharted 4, they have been unclear on what their project will be after that. With a tagline like “A Thief’s End” It is likely Uncharted 4 will be the final installment in the Uncharted franchise- at least for a while. Hopefully, The Last of Us 2‘s official announcement is right around the corner.
Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, in a r/IAmA, was asked about her playing Ellie in the upcoming The Last of Us movie.
Williams says even with the movie being in the early stages she “hopes” to play Ellie, and has talked to “powerful” people involved with the movie about the part.
“The Last of Us movie is in very early days. I have spoken to powerful people who are getting The Last of Us on its feet,” said Williams. “And I’m hopeful that I can play Ellie in the future, but we’ll all have to wait and see.”
Then, Williams talked about her playing video games: “Me and my brothers enjoy playing a computer game called “Amnesia” which is really scary!”
In an interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog director Bruce Straley revealed that other projects at the studio have taken a backseat with the development of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
This includes the team that’s brainstorming the potential sequel to The Last of Us. “We’re 110 percent in Uncharted 4 territory now. Blinders on, make this awesome,” Straley Responded.
“We totally get it, because we have those same feelings as well. We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”
Then, Straley added that the studio ever committing to a sequel for The Last of Us is still a “big assumption.” So, it could or could not happen. But, we all know Naughty Dog will do it.
Naughty Dog showcased 16 minutes of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at the PlayStation Experience.
“Although we are still in the pre-alpha stage of development, everything you see in the video is in-game and in real-time running at 1080p and a stable 30hz,” said Community Strategist Eric Monacelli. “It’s looking pretty spectacular already and we still have quite some time to optimize and refine our technology to make this the best looking and playing Uncharted game to date.