The Last of Us Part II has been in some type of improvement on PS4 since 2014. In different phrases, it has been cooking for awhile? Why? Because the PlayStation four unique is Naughty Dog’s largest, longest, and most bold recreation but. So, put merely, they wanted extra time to convey their grand imaginative and prescient for a sequel to actuality. And on condition that the primary recreation offered 17 million copies and is broadly thought-about one of the very best video games of all-time, it appears Sony is okay with letting the celebrated studio take its time. That stated, based on the sport’s artistic director, Neil Druckmann, the plan wasn’t to make the sport the largest its ever completed. This simply occurred naturally.
“We didn’t got down to make the largest recreation we’ve ever completed, we got down to inform this actually bold story that grew to become the largest recreation we’ve ever completed,” stated Druckmann whereas chatting with IGN. “And that’s why we took so long as we now have.”
“The story we laid out 4 years in the past is absolutely complicated, has a big forged of characters. The core of it’s easy, however the place it goes and the twist and turns are complicated. We wanted extra time for cinematics, we would have liked extra places, we would have liked extra varieties of enemies. So the scope of it saved rising.”
Druckmann added that whereas the sport is greater than something it is ever completed earlier than, it is not padded. In reality, he insists it nonetheless has the identical pacing as the primary recreation.
“You’re happening this loopy, emotional, harrowing curler coaster journey that has these highs of stress and these slower, extra provocative, considerate moments…these variety of occasions are sprinkled all through the complete recreation,” stated Druckmann.
The Last of Us Part II is in improvement for the PS4. Barring any delay, it’ll launch worldwide on February 21, 2020, which is a Friday, and I’m positive many might be calling out sick that day to offer the title the ol’ three day weekend therapy.
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