The Last Of Us Part II
Developer Naughty Dog Publisher SIE Format PS4 Origin US Release TBA
When we visited Naughty Dog for E276’ s cover story, creative director Bruce Straley was about to head off to Joshua Tree for a few days of decompression time after the completion of Uncharted 4’ s first gameplay demo. Evidently finishing the game took a greater toll; today, he’s on a year-long sabbatical, and so won’t be involved with The Last Of Us Part II. Westworld writer Halley Gross is on board to help Neil Druckmann craft a game that casts Ellie as its star in a story about hate, as opposed to the first game’s love. One theory posits that Joel is dead, with Ellie on a revenge mission. Whatever the case, this already feels essential.