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Introducing “Inside The Last of Us Part II” Video Series

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Introducing “Inside The Last of Us Part II” Video Series

New episodes each week.

We hope you’re taking care of yourselves, staying safe, and making solid progress on your back catalog of games. 

The Last of Us Part II is by far the largest and most ambitious game we’ve ever made and there will be so much for you to dig into when it arrives on June 19th. Leading up to launch, we’re releasing a brand new series of videos breaking down key aspects of the game. Each video will feature interviews with members of our team as we discuss the design, technology, and ideas that have shaped the development of our game over the last six years.  

We’re kicking things off by taking a closer look at the story in The Last of Us Part II, including some of the core themes we’re exploring, a glimpse into Ellie and Joel’s life in Jackson, and how we’re broadening the world and cast of characters. Don’t worry, we’re keeping all episodes spoiler-free and there will be so much more for you to dig into on June 19th! Check it out:

Introducing “Inside The Last of Us Part II” Video Series

Introducing “Inside The Last of Us Part II” Video Series

Introducing “Inside The Last of Us Part II” Video Series

From here on out, we’ll be releasing new videos every week for the next three weeks. Here’s what to expect and when:

  • May 13: Inside the Story
  • May 20: Inside the Gameplay
  • May 27 28: Inside the Details
  • June 3: Inside the World

We look forward to sharing more in the weeks to come! Enjoy!

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  • 1 more month to play this game cannot wait

    • This…..me too.

    • One month before game of the year. I love that this game scares people. Go play something safe, take your anti-gay, misogynist, good ole Murican views and play something else. I don’t care what the protagonist is and i put my trust in an artist that has EARNED it.

      I want a post apocalyptic EPIC with high end drama. I want visceral, violent, raw, and real. Best in class visuals and voice acting is icing. June 19. All in. Safe, scared casuals need not apply. There’s a system for you and it’s green and black. Play some Bleeding Edge and Crackdown i’ll be on Dreams, TLoU, and Tsushima.

    • @iamtylerdurden1 you do realize most people don’t care about any of the LGBT stuff right? It’s just that we don’t want identity politics shoved in our face to sacrifice the story

    • @emmfour – i think what tyler is saying is that we don’t judge an entire game or story based on the main character being gay. If anyone is shoving views, it’s you

    • ^But if it’s apart of the story, then nothing is being sacrificed. ;)

  • HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Same! the only reason I haven’t pre-ordered yet is I just want confirmation that I can buy now and play get the PS5 version when it comes out.

  • Can not wait to play golf minigame!

  • Even though I saw a major leak I’m still pretty hyped for this game!! Been waiting over four year for this and god myself a collector’s edition ready!!

  • Then let us enjoy our hot garbage then!!! Just because you don’t like what you saw doesn’t mean others will follow. I’m hype for this game.

  • Can’t wait to see more I am super excited for this game

  • I’m all in for this adventure. Can’t wait for the intense combat.

  • I been waiting yrs for this I can wait to play

  • Just disappointed with **** story 😕

  • Wonderful. A step by step video series on how to kill a beloved franchise.

    • Damn username checks out.

    • This be facts, homie. This is an in-depth analysis of how to kill off a loyal percentage of customers that have been buying their games with each console generation.

    • @hulkrock

      Because they made a decision that ‘loyal fans’ don’t like? Sounds like Star Wars fans.

      I don’t understand your viewpoint. Creators shouldn’t create ideas based on what fans want. You have to create what your passionate about otherwise you’re just a fake sell out, who makes things to please people and make money.

      Do you think Stanley Kubrick cared about what anyone thought, including his ‘fans’, when he made A Clockwork Orange?

      No, I think you’ll find that said fans are not fans of creativity and expression at all, they’re fans as long as the idea suits them. If it doesn’t, be ready as a creator for loyal fans after years to attack you with absolute hatred and venom.

      Yeah, loyalty, huh.

    • Fans need to understand that the world doesn’t revolve around them and that real people are on the other side of the internet just trying to do their jobs.

      The reactions (including SW fans) are absurd, as if someone attacked them personally. Fans aren’t able to walk away, they keep hammering the nail like it will make a difference, they keep getting angrier but don’t seem to understand that they can walk away and not be angry anymore. Fans can be loyal all they want but it doesn’t mean said creator beckons to their every call; thousands of the general public will consume the product in their place.

      Quite simple, but it evades many.

    • And if you say they sold out to make some woke agenda game, I’d say:

      – First of all, none of us really know why people make things, and it’s dangerous to assume we know 100% why, so I don’t accept that weak excuse

      – Secondly, if anything feminist or woke does offend people, I’d say they’ve not got enough to do in their lives that they’ve got time to be offended by some obscure feminist agenda that may be present in a video game. Can’t just ignore it? That’s called First World Problems, being offended by a video game with everything else that happens in this world.

    • @hulkrock

      Stop 🛑 Please. You didn’t like it? Keep it to yourself. Don’t try to ruin the experience for others that still care.

    • @itz_Hitman Those two things aren’t even remotely connected. You said it yourself, “You have to create what your passionate about otherwise you’re just a fake sell out.” The fact of the matter Itz_Hitman is that Naughty Dog is a sellout. They injected politics and political beliefs into their video games. They’re a sellout to a specific small minority that do not support their video games and never have been. So, miss me with that nonsense of oppressing the creators and wanting them to conform to what fans want. Nah, that is not at all what I said first of all if you read my comment, so I do not know how you drew that false conclusion.

      The fact of the matter being is that Naughty Dog has sold out. They value pushing an agenda rather than pushing a solid story. Whenever art (a.k.a. the story) takes second place to a message or weighing heavily to any viewpoint, it doesn’t become art, it becomes propaganda. That is a matter of fact.

      And everything that has been said and built around this game has been pointing towards that one notion or concept Itz_Hitman. Neil Druckman has talked about it multiple times even in this video that dropped being the “most divisive”. Why is a video game about a apocalyptic world becoming more and more divisive? Not only to mention that some of the story subject matter was not always reflective of everyone within the company itself. So, this isn’t just divisive in terms of story of, “Oh, Joel shouldn’t have taken Ellie from the Hospital to cure her vs. Oh, Joel had every right.” That’s good divisive because it has to deal with the story. However, with everything that has gone into this game, they should’ve thrown this baby out with the bathwater as the expression is. Because as Neil Druckman has shown over the years he rather throw politics and a one-sided viewpoint into his games, rather than creating content that focuses only on the story. If he wants to inject some of that into his games that’s fine. We let the little stuff slide with Last of Us (with Ellie) and Uncharted 4 (with Nadine). However, to go this far out of the deep end is some nonsense. And I’m not here for it.

    • @SoteroX44 First of all, it’s a free country thanks to the first amendment right of freedom of speech. So, I don’t. And second off you apparently can’t read because I didn’t ruin anything for anyone. No, spoilers whatsoever. So, I’m going to share my opinion because first of all it’s being respectful to those that want to buy this garbage. And second of all, who goes to a comment section knowing that there is going to be spoilers? So, I’m going to still voice my opinion. The same way that you should still voice your opinion since you’re buying this game. We can both be allowed to co-exist respectfully. I’m not here for only one side can be here and my side cannot. No, both sides, if respectful, can be in the comments. So, I’m here to stay.

    • Take down the Deacon avatar. Anyone that would watch spoilers is bad enough, but those that buy into propaganda, shameful. Weed out the scared casual gamers and leave the rest. Thank you controversy. Death Stranding all over again. Lets me know who i am, and am not like. Bye Trashman, get with the Xbox. Get on that Fortnite homes.

    • @itz_hittman yea, guess losing billions to make less then a percent happy by pushing an agenda is why disney is doing so well. maybe they can learn from marvel. ….oh wait they are losing money hand over fist also like the rest of the woke comic industry. star wars isn’t even able to push toys to kids or collectors. maybe it’s time to wake up and stop jerking off the less than one percent.

  • I cannot remember the last time a game divided people as much as The Last of Us Part II has. Politics already ruined movies for some people and them bombing at the box office was a result of that. Video games have slowly been moving towards the same direction of movies. It sucks seeing people sticking ideologies into products, but there isn’t much consumers can do, except not buy. These things rarely bother me, so I’ll hold off on the criticisms.

  • This is by far the most interesting game I’ve ever played I love the storyline and cannot to continue playing and see how it goes, I am very excited about the new features and enhancements to the gameplay, I have been following the updates about this and I can say it will be massive, I love it! I love the last of us! Forever! #a true fan

  • I’ll pass…
    This Franchise is dead to me…
    Neil I blame you..
    Looking forward to Vahalla, and Cyberpunk though…

    • Don’t need a toxic fanbase anyway. They are just weeding out the people who were never true loyal fans.

    • @AngeLofRevivaL
      That is some nonsense right there. So, you’re going to come for Sethicus79 because he voiced a respectful opinion? No, I think someone like you needs to be weeded out. He voiced a respectful opinion that has nothing to do with you first off. The same way you voiced yours, albeit hostile opinion. I think it is safe to say that Sethicus79 is more of a loyal fan than you are. Solely because he is willing to place blame where it should be which is at the head of this game Neil Druckman.

    • @Sethicus79
      I agree with you fam. Neil Druckman killed this franchise and honestly is throwing Naughty Dog down the drain. Hopefully, this game does horrible to make Naughty Dog realize that creating a good story will always be more important than pandering a one-sided message or viewpoint.

    • hulkrock

      It’s embarrassing that certain individuals are passing full judgement before the game has even released. Shameful.

      Why on earth would you be watching spoilers anyway? The world we live in is sad. Naughty Dog is head and shoulders above anyone in the genre, their last two full games won Game of the Year. I trust the artist. Sad the age we live in. What? Because you play as Ellie? Because Ellie isn’t heterosexual? What exactly is the problem? What did this award winning crew of developers do to you a month prior to release?

    • I’m looking forward to Ghost of Tsushima, a REAL Assassin game without the bs.

    • Same here, Neil said that he was influenced by Anita Sarkeesian. So, I’ll pass…
      And btw, Naughty Dog makes beautiful looking games but the gameplay feels outdated, with a very basic combat design and clunky controls that don’t hold up too well.

    • AngeLofRevivaL how much did anita pay you?

    • @AngeLofRevivaL
      The people who are burned the most right now are the loyal fanbase…..

    • AndreaisOnline

      You say ND has outdated controls and clunky combat while reppin a RDR2 avatar? SMH.

    • he fact of the matter being is that Naughty Dog has sold out. They value pushing an agenda rather than pushing a solid story. Whenever art (a.k.a. the story) takes second place to a message or weighing heavily to any viewpoint, it doesn’t become art, it becomes propaganda. That is a matter of fact.

      And everything that has been said and built around this game has been pointing towards that one notion or concept Itz_Hitman. Neil Druckman has talked about it multiple times even in this video that dropped being the “most divisive”. Why is a video game about a apocalyptic world becoming more and more divisive? Not only to mention that some of the story subject matter was not always reflective of everyone within the company itself. So, this isn’t just divisive in terms of story of, “Oh, Joel shouldn’t have taken Ellie from the Hospital to cure her vs. Oh, Joel had every right.” That’s good divisive because it has to deal with the story. However, with everything that has gone into this game, they should’ve thrown this baby out with the bathwater as the expression is. Because as Neil Druckman has shown over the years he rather throw politics and a one-sided viewpoint into his games, rather than creating content that focuses only on the story. If he wants to inject some of that into his games that’s fine. We let the little stuff slide with Last of Us (with Ellie) and Uncharted 4 (with Nadine). However, to go this far out of the deep end is some nonsense. And I’m not here for it.

  • Ah, so like Final Fantasy 7 Remake did.
    I see.
    Nice try.

  • Are you guys still copy striking youtubers? I am not interested in this game because of the story but once I found out about the copy striking I knew I could not support Naughty Dog or Sony. Shame shame on you.

  • Wowww I can’t wait… Truly awesome…

  • I just beat the first one on Grounded earlier today. This is my 7th time beating it since 2013. I really can’t wait for TLOU2!

  • This is the best game to send off a generation. Naughty Dog will deliver I know they will. This looks excellent and even though a friend spoiled the game for me, I know i doesn’t even compare to playing the actual thing. Can’t wait.

  • cant wait to put my golf swing to the test

  • putting spoilers aside and everything that has happened in the past month.

    I’m less interested in this game then I was before watching this. I liked the original last of us. Enough to buy the game twice, once on PS3 and again on PS4. However I am that group that asks “why does this need a sequel”. Can’t honestly say I’m overly enthusiastic about a revenge journey against a bunch of nameless factions I haven’t even heard of based on what I know of the first game. What made that journey interesting was Joel and Ellie, their journey, the reason for it, the twist at the end that really tore into the player. It’s opening at had a foundation and the core fun of its game play was the mushroom zombies. It wasn’t the human combat which I could get anywhere and in better games, especially Uncharted. Giving this game a “Part 2” implies that the journey was incomplete, so strike one, this has nothing to do with the first one. You’ve changed the nature of this story by making it about Violence and not about the people and their struggle. Cycle of Violence story is super played out. So I can’t say I have much interest in that. Beautiful game, but I honestly miss the days of Amy Hennig. You’ve done yourselves wrong by letting her go and reduced this game down to something less than what it was before. You’re not so subtle “violent event that changed ellie and the town”. Ya thanks, that’s still a spoiler. You’re basically playing the same trick twice, from the start of the first game.

    ND can be more, but I feel like they’ve lost their way a bit. Personally I hope this is the last in this series so ND can move on to more worth while games. Ones less interested in teaching a lesson and more interested in telling the story of a world and its characters on its stage with fantastic game play , music, and visuals.

  • If what I’ve seen is true & It 100% appears to be, then it’s useless trying to “save” this game at this point. Creators have the right to do as they please, but a majority of this franchise’s fans want to play as the characters we connected with. The game will still sell, there’s no doubt about that, but that doesn’t make it a “good game.” Hope I’m wrong, I was hyped for this game.

    • You can’t understand the reason behind the direction of this game without playing it.

    • I don’t understand why naughty dog don’t have the pants to recieve the Hard critics on YouTube or twitter. And it was a bad idea to put a influencer on a game. I’m not going to say names but that was so that expected to “kill it”. Now for that mistake that the “head” made now the game is going to be hated. By many People. He should made that game without any influence amd only use original ideas. Not from the others.

    • Foolish.

      The game isn’t even out. Naughty Dog is the best in the business. Play it. Trust the artist. They have earned it.

  • And play station should take off that comment “comment, but don’t be a jerk”. I wanna see if they get a notification to a judge and explain that.

  • What? Am I too old to access the content? WTF!

  • Inside the gameplay…I’ll watch that.

  • I trust Naughty Dog to deliver another best seller.

  • I am surprised that comments are being allowed here.

  • I couldn’t care less about the ‘leaks’ that are trying to divide the fanbase in this amazing game. I’m just looking to have fun & enjoy the experience this game has to offer when it comes out in June. I’ll leave my opinion for the game AFTER I played it not before when no one in the public has even touched it yet.

  • Shame they decided to shock and make social statements instead of just making a great game all of the fans of the first could enjoy. I loved the last of us it was easily one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had. Really bummed ND deceived go the way they decided on. But on the bright side now I know to save my money.

  • Instead of doing the right thing, Sony, and Naughty Dog have doubled down with illegally abusing DMCA and submitting massive amounts of False Copyright claims. You can not block criticism and commentary about your game, all you are doing is driving more and more people away from your products.

  • I know all the spoilers and I’m still pretty excited about this game. THE LAST IF US WAS THE BEST GAME I’VE EVER PLAYED.I have faith in Naughty Dog to make this sequel everything that the first one was and better…

    • The lady who made lous story etc doesn’t work for them anymore. It’s Neil making the story now. So sadly it won’t ever be as good or similar for that matter.

  • You can’t name a better fighter better than me…

    • Okay odd question how how did you get that icon/avatar of yours?? It’s SUPER cute and I would love a TLoU one XD XD

  • Always makes me nervous when I see so much pre-release coverage of a game. Don’t you want people to be a little more surprised when they play it as opposed to seeing so much of it in this format? It’s like seeing a movie after the trailer basically showed you everything… just not as enjoyable. TLOU is one of the best games ever, let’s hope this can live up to the hype

    • Well, there are over 40 hours of content that we still don’t know about, so personally I think will be alright… as long as you haven’t seen certain leaks… I know a major one on accident, but still hyped for this game!! Don’t know anything else about this game, I think there will be a lot to surprise fans w/.

  • I’m pretty dissapointed by the story leaks but the gameplay is gonna be so fun! I waited 7 years so I’ll be damned if I’m not playing it!

  • I’m sure the game will be decent, but so far the story and gameplay (which are basically the most important parts of a game) are both extremely simplistic, boring, and lack depth and innovation, especially for a sequel that had the luxury of expanding rather than the difficulty of creating from scratch. The story in particular I have no idea whatsoever how people can be hyped or especially more hyped after that disappointing (and partially false advertising) story/”inside the story” trailer. People seriously need to stop acting like the game being a sequel to a “masterpiece” undoubtedly ensures it’ll be just as good or better.

  • Get woke, go broke. Sony cut Neil now and save yourself

  • Look at ellie shes gone sexy!!!!!

  • Why is Neil in this video. Honestly, Neil should be cut from this brand and removed from association here. He’s done enough damage.

    • Yeah, cut the guy who’s last two games won Game of the Year and sold gangbusters..Genius!

    • @iamtylerdurden1

      Are you seriously giving this guy credit for the most controversial Uncharted game in the series alongside the Last of Us? Bro, he’s not responsible for the success in these games lol. He’s responsible for literally anything controversial in Uncharted and only somethings in The Last Of Us….. but not the success….

  • So excited for this to come out. Just so I can read the reviews. As they say on Twitter, “time to grab the popcorn!”

  • I am super excited for the game to come. I cant wait to play as ellie such a badass in the first game but even more now. And for all the people hatimg on the game due to those spoilers. Those shouldnt matter. The game looks brilliant and will still have a great storyline. Dont hate the game due to the assholes that spoiled it

  • And helloooo everyone loved the walking dead telltale right. Sad but true. Sooo whats the difference. Ellie is like clementine basically so everyone pissed about leaks. Just shut up and stop spoiling. The game will be **** excellent. So screw off. You will enjoy it. Just like people loved the walking dead telltale.

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