Naughty Dog is sitting on one of the most in-demand sequels of all time with The Last of Us Part 2. The game, which takes place five years after the events of the first title, is due to drop later this year, and fans absolutely can’t wait.
The Last of Us, which launched back in 2013, has recently been on the receiving end of a number of Game of the Decade awards – including one from PlayStation themselves.
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In response to the outpour of love for the game, TLOU director and Naughty Dog vice president, Neil Druckmann spoke to fans on Twitter, promising to make them proud with its future games.
“Here’s the deal,” Druckmann tweeted. “Y’all keep being amazing fans and we’ll keep working hard to create great games that make you proud.”
Of course, we already know that the delay between The Last of Us and Part 2 has been as lengthy as it has because of Naughty Dog’s unwillingness to create anything sub-par.
Just after the E3 2016 announcement of the sequel to the absolutely flawless The Last of Us, Druckmann took to the PlayStation blog to talk about the game. Amongst his excitement for the reveal, he admitted that yeah, the game very nearly didn’t happen.
“Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, that wasn’t the case,” wrote Druckmann at the time.
“We knew that it needed to be a story worth telling and, perhaps more importantly, a story worthy of Joel and Ellie. After spending years on different ideas (and almost giving up), we finally uncovered a story that felt special—a story that evolved into an epic journey.”
The Last of Us Part 2 will release exclusively on PlayStation 4, May 29th.
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