Big Reveals About “The Last Of Us 2” At PSX Conference

Neil Druckmann, the writer and director of Naughty Dog’s successful video game The Last Of Us, suggested that one of the lead characters could die in the upcoming sequel. At the recent Playstation Experience (PSX) conference, Druckmann told reporters, “no one is safe – not even [Joel and Ellie].”

Druckmann went on to say that while the theme of the first game was “love” the theme of The Last of Us 2 will be “hate.” He explained that the stakes in this second game are huge and that nobody is guaranteed to survive.

The Last of Us fans got to see the latest tease for this sequel at the Paris Games Week. This extremely violent ad already has over 3 million views on YouTube.

Gamers got to hear a bit more about this sequel in a panel discussion with Druckmann and author Halley Gross. Gross, who’s best known for her work on the TV show Westworld, is collaborating with Druckmann on The Last of Us 2’s story.

Druckmann said he had a clear idea of how he wanted the game to begin and end, however he didn’t know what to put in the middle. He said that Gross jumped right in with incredible ideas for the sequel’s storyline.

At one point in the PSX conference, Druckmann said that Gross “got someone pregnant” while working on her story boards. Druckmann didn’t add any more details to this major tease.

As mentioned above, Druckmann said the theme of The Last of Us 2 will be “hate.” Although many scenes in this game will be tragic, Druckamann said this game won’t totally be without hope for justice or redemption.

There were a few other major reveals on The Last of Us 2 at the PSX panel. For example, developers said most of the game will be set in Seattle and that Naughty Dog is about 50 percent done with making the game. Druckmann also said some people who loved the first game won’t like the sequel. Fans can expect more big reveals at E3 2018 in Los Angeles.

Before the PSX panel on The Last of Us 2, Troy Baker and Ashely Johnson took to the stage to perform an inspiring musical act. You can watch the entire PSX conference online.

Theories On “The Last Of Us II” Spread All Over The Internet

The biggest surprise at the Playstation Experience 2016 show this year was the reveal of the first official “The Last of Us Part II” ad. Ever since this ad has been released to the general public, there have been thousands of theories sprouting up all over the Internet on what it means. The ad currently has around 3.5 million views on YouTube.


In this brand new ad, a much older Ellie is seen in a house with a bunch of dead bodies around her. She picks up a guitar and starts singing the song “Through the Valley” by Shawn James. Joel slowly enters the house and then asks Ellie is she is going to go through with her “plans.” After a long pause, Ellie says she is determined to “find and kill every single one of them.”


One theory gaining a great deal of traction online now is that Joel has actually been killed by the Fireflies and is only a figment in Ellie’s mind. The “them” Ellie referred to might be the Firefly organization. This would explain why the Firefly symbol was seen at the start of the ad on a stop sign, and also why all the dead bodies around Ellie don’t appear to be infected.


As many gamers are already aware, Ellie is immune from the zombie infestation that ravages the USA in this post-apocalyptic game. “The Last of Us” was all about trying to bring Ellie to the Firefly’s medical headquarters in order to find a vaccine. Unfortunately, the Fireflies would have to kill Ellie to get the vaccine from her. When Joel discovered this, he went on a rampage to save Ellie’s life. At the end of the first game, Joel lied to Ellie by telling her the Fireflies didn’t need her for the vaccine.


Some darker theories on this ad posit that Ellie actually killed Joel and is only imagining him in order to justify her rage. Some other theories suggest that Ellie might not be immune to the zombies anymore, and that the big gash on her neck is a new bite that’s now taking hold of her brain.


Certainly, the use of a song riffing on the 23rd Psalm signals that themes of religion will be more prominent in this new title. Also, if gamers will experience “The Last of Us Part II” from the perspective of Ellie, this might make her a classic unreliable narrator.


Of course, these are all speculations for right now. Gamers will just have to wait for Naughty Dog to release more ads and information to get a better sense of the plot line and release date for “The Last of Us Part II.”



Many Believe “The Last of Us 2” Is In Pre-Production, But What Will The Plot Look Like?

Gamers who fell in love with Naughty Dog’s horror-adventure game “The Last of Us” are still clamoring for a sequel. While Naughty Dog officials have not released official news about this sequel, many people in the gaming community believe that this game is in pre-production right now.


What the plot of “The Last of Us 2” will look like is anyone’s guess. There have been two main theories spreading online concerning the plot of this sequel. Some gamers believe that the second game will pick up where the first left off. Believers in this theory say that the sequel will show how the main characters and the zombie apocalypse will have progressed a few years after the events of the first game. Others believe that the sequel will actually be a prequel that tells the story of how the zombie apocalypse began.


Before reading any further, be aware that there will be a few spoilers in this article concerning “The Last of Us.” Only read on if you have played through that game.


Whether or not the original main characters Joel and Ellie will return in the new game is also up for debate. Some people believe that “The Last of Us 2” will be told from Ellie’s perspective after she has grown up. Some even believe that Ellie will kill Joel for having lied to her at the end of the first game.


Everyone who has played through “The Last of Us” simply cannot forget the emotional finale. After Joel finds out that Ellie will have to be sacrificed for the Firefly organization to extract an anti-Zombie vaccine from her, Joel goes on a rampage to save Ellie’s life. After Ellie wakes up from anesthesia, Joel tells Ellie that the Firefly’s didn’t actually need her to make the vaccine.


The head director of the first game, Neil Druckmann, publically said that he would be interested in making a sequel only if he believed that the story would be just as powerful and meaningful as the first game. He did not release any more details about the current state of production for this title.


While Naughty Dog has been very quiet about this sequel’s development, most people now believe that “The Last of Us 2” is in the works. For more information on the plot and official release date, fans will just have to wait for Naughty Dog to release new information.

The Latest “Last of Us 2” Rumors: Release Date in 2017, 2018, or 2021?

Rumors surrounding the sequel to the critically acclaimed adventure-horror game “The Last of Us” have been spreading all over the Internet. A recent speculation from writers at Digital Spy predicts that “The Last of Us 2” will most likely be unveiled at the E3 Convention of 2017. The most likely bet, Digital Spy thinks, is for “The Last of Us 2” to be revealed at the convention and for fans to expect the game to come out around 2018.

Digital Spy also reports that “The Last of Us 2” will probably be a Sony only title. They do not believe that this game will be released for the Xbox 360 or any Nintendo console. The writers here are also convinced that the sheer power and popularity of the original game will inevitably lead to a sequel, whether it is within their time frame or not.

Another report says a sequel is not as inevitable some in the gaming community would like to think. In an interview with Troy Baker, the American actor who provided the voice for Joel in “The Last of Us,” he said that the developers at Naughty Dog wouldn’t consider a sequel unless they felt they had a strong storyline. Baker said that Neil Druckmann, the director of the first “The Last of Us” title, is only concerned with bringing powerful stories to life through his work, and he will not consider making a sequel until he feels he has a story worth sharing with the world.

Some other sources believe that “The Last of Us 2” might be revealed in 2018 and released around 2021. Of course, everyone is aware that Naughty Dog is far more concerned with developing additional content for “Uncharted 4” at the moment, so reporters feel that “The Last of Us 2” can only really get started in the development stage after they are completely satisfied with their work on the “Uncharted” series.

Many of the speculations on “The Last of Us 2” began after Druckmann himself told reporters that a sequel to “The Last of Us” was underway. Also, people who played “Uncharted 4” noticed a poster in one of the scenes of the game that many took to be an Easter egg letting gamers know that “The Last of Us 2” will come out soon. Nobody from Naughty Dog has officially commented on either Druckmann’s earlier comments or on the Easter egg in “Uncharted 4.”

Both “The Last of Us 2” and “The Last of Us” Film Are On Hold, Druckmann Says

In recent weeks, many fans of the adventure-horror game “The Last of Us” have been speculating about a release date for the sequel. Unfortunately, the game’s developers at Naughty Dog have only officially told fans that they may have to wait a long time before they get any new “The Last of Us” content.

Neil Druckmann, who was one of the directors of the original “The Last of Us,” told interviewers that he and co-director Bruce Staley would get together to discuss possibilities for a sequel only after they finished making downloadable content for “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.” Druckmann also said that the Naughty Dog team has never definitively said they will return to “The Last of Us” universe.

It is clear from Druckmann’s comments that “The Last of Us 2” is not even in development at the moment. Plus, if they do go into development mode, Druckmann said that fans should expect a very long wait for the sequel. He reminded fans that it took over three years to complete the first game, and gamers should expect to wait just as long for a second title, if Naughty Dog does plan to make it.

So, a video game sequel looks like a long way off, but what about the film version of the original “The Last of Us?” Unfortunately, it looks like fans won’t be heading to the silver screen to re-live Ellie and Joel’s adventure anytime soon. Druckmann told a reporter on 89.3 KPCC’s The Frame that “The Last of Us” feature film has been stalled for over a year.

One piece of positive news is that Ashley Johnson, the voice actress for Ellie in the original game, said that she would definitely play Ellie again if Naughty Dog makes a sequel. Johnson also told reporters that she thought the first game could stand on its own, but that wouldn’t deter her from lending her vocal talents to this role again.

Fans can conjecture all they want, but the truth is that Naughty Dog hasn’t said anything official about “The Last of Us 2” just yet. More information on a possible sequel and “The Last of Us” motion picture may be released after Naughty Dog is happy enough with “Uncharted 4’s” downloadable content.

“The Last of Us 2” Set For 2018 Launch; Fans Speculate About Plot Line Possibilities

Fans of the 2014 hit adventure-horror game “The Last of Us” may have to wait till 2018 for “The Last of Us 2.” Although it was rumored that the developers at Naughty Dog would try to release this sequel in 2017, people in the gaming community now think that a 2018 date will be more likely.

One reason fans are speculating more about “The Last of Us 2” is because Naughty Dog put very interesting easter egg in their game “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.” In the easter egg, a woman can be seen wearing a mask and holding a gun. She appears to be walking through a desolated area, much like the locales gamers explored in “The Last of Us.” Some think that the woman in the video is either Ellie’s mother or Ellie herself.

For those who are unaware, Ellie is a young girl who played one of the central roles in the first game. Ellie is immune to an infection that has turned most American citizens into zombies. The first game takes players across the zombie-infested USA as both Joel, an middle aged man, and Ellie try to get to a lab run by the Fireflies organization. The Fireflies are a group of rebels looking for a cure, and they hope to extract that cure from Ellie’s DNA.

In case you haven’t finished the first game, be forewarned. The rest of this article contains spoilers.

Many fans think that the sequel will have an even darker storyline than the first game. The first game ended with Joel stealing Ellie away from the Fireflies after he found out they would have to kill her in order to make the antidote. When Ellie woke up later, Joel lied to her and told her that the Fireflies stopped looking for a cure.

Some fans think that Ellie will kill Joel in the next game after she finds out he lied to her. Naughty Dog, however, has not released any official plot details yet. It was officially reported, however, that Neil Druckmann, one of the original directors of “The Last of Us,” will return to direct the sequel. Druckmann said that the second game will feature elements of time-travel, but he did not give any more details.

For now, all that “The Last of Us” fans can do is wait for more information to leak out. Naughty Dog is expected to release more information very soon.