Creative director of Last of Us part 2, Neil Druckmann talks about how “divisive,” The Last of Us Part 2, will be but in a great way. Neil Druckmann says,
“There’s always the fear that when you make something great, and you’re going to go back to it, you’re going to mess it up. You’re going to mess up what made it so special,” said Druckmann. “The test for us was can we come up with a story that can, one, stand on its own and be meaningful and have weight.. the same kinda feeling we had when came upon the story for the first one. But also now because it’s part two, it has to be additive.”
When reading this quote, it is obviously about the latest leaks the came out not too long ago about Last of Us Part 2. Now, the question is should he have responded? For me, I like his comments, and they make sense. An artist should never second guess his work for two reasons.
1. It would not feel as natural
2. It could mess up the rest of the story.
Neil Druckmann also talks about philosophical arguments and how divisive this story will be for Last of Us Part 2. This is what Neil Druckmann had to say,
“I know even within the studio we’ve had a lot of, like, philosophical arguments about some of the events and what happens in the game,” added Druckmanm. “And I’m thinking this one might be more divisive than the first game in a very kind of exciting way that I think it raises those interesting, philosophical questions, and asks the players to interpret some of the material that’s there, and see where they stand on those questions.”
Release date, Synopsis, and Trailer!
The Last of Us Part 2 is set to release on May 29, 2020 exclusively on PlayStation 4.
The Last of Us Part II takes place five years after the events of the first game and about 25 years after the outbreak of the Cordyceps Brain Infection began. Ellie, who is now 19-years-old, will return as the main protagonist whom players will assume control of, as well as Joel in his mid-fifties.