The Last of Us Part 2 is quite possibly one of the most highly-anticipated games of all time, and finally – FINALLY – we can mark a date in our calendars for its release thanks to the most recent State of Play from Sony.
Although we know when it’s coming, there’s still a fair amount of mystery surrounding the game, with most fans clamouring to know just how much bigger than TLOU Part 2 will be compared to the first title.
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Speaking exclusive to GameByte, the man behind the iconic character of Joel talked everything The Last of Us Part 2 during MCM Comic Con Scotland, and it’s left me more excited than ever.
We all know by now that the second part of the game is going to be a lot bigger than the 2013 classic, but I wanted to know just how much bigger we’re talking.
“I don’t know percentage-wise or proportionally what the script [size] was to the first one,” Troy tells me. “Just in terms of scope, without getting too into-the-weeds with details, the scope of the game is far larger…Not just from the world sense, but the enemies that you’ll face, that has grown.
“We told a very simple story in the first game, it’s the story of two survivors, pitted with each other against innumerable odds, just trying to get from point A to point B. That’s it. Just get her to the Fireflies, that’s all I have to do. And that’s the story that we told.
“This is far more…detailed, I would say. There’s just a lot more that’s happening. I get concerned about telling too much not because I want to spoil anything, and not for me getting in trouble, it’s for you as the player, for me as the player.
“I’m trying to do a mind-wipe because I wanna experience this as much and as freshly as possible.”
Troy went onto echo the sentiment that, despite what the fans want, there’s a meticulous thought process behind every decision that Naughty Dog is making in the run-up to the game.
“Again, I have to go back and give credit to Neil [Druckmann] because the cards that he has shown have been very, very carefully selected. Not because they’re worried about giving too much away or spoiling it, simply because there’s a way that he wants you to experience his game. I’m always cautious to make sure that I don’t mess that up.”
The Last of Us Part 2 launches exclusively on PlayStation 4, February 21 2020.
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