The Last of Us Part 2 is the second game in The Last of Us series and we got a closer look at the game at the Sony conference at E3 2018. It was a big part of the conference and Sony had a whole room themed according to the game trailer. Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann talked about the message of the game and compared it to the first game. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter.
You’re kind of talking about the ultimate message of what the game is, right? With the first game, it’s that sense of irrational, unconditional love a parent feels for their child and how they’re willing to sacrifice everything for their child, right?
Having that said, he moved on to talk about The Last of Us Part 2. He discussed the primitive nature of the game as follows:
The whole kind of game was built around that concept. With this game, a lot of our conversations are about hate, but it’s a more complicated, kind of nuanced thing, which is— I’m sure you’ve been in a situation where you’ve witnessed an atrocity. You’ve seen someone torture an animal, or they’ve pushed you too far and, for a second, your mind goes somewhere … primitive, where you want to hurt someone. And with this game, we’re like, ‘How do we explore that? How do we make you feel those feelings and lean into them, and then make you reflect on them?’ And I can’t say more than that without kind of spoiling the whole story. But everything we’re constructing, the situation we’re putting the characters in, is to explore that basically.
He further went on to talk about Ellie’s evolving character and how much it has changed when we look at The Last of Us Part 2 as compared to the first game. He compared the evolution to Atreus from God of War and if you are a fan of the game then I am sure that you find all this interesting and can’t wait to get a taste of what the game has to offer.
As of right now, we do not have a release date for The Last of Us Part 2 but it should come out by the end of the year or early 2019. Stay tuned for further updates and new information.