June 24, 2024

The Final of Us Half 2 was initially designed as an open-world motion recreation that was closely impressed by Bloodborne.

Affirmation got here through co-game director Anthony Newman, who revealed throughout within the improbable behind-the-scenes documentary, Grounded 2: Making The Final of Us Half 2, that for the primary 4 or 5 months of improvement, The Final of Us Half 2 was a “purely melee focussed” recreation that “stored getting greater and greater as you explored”, as impressed by FromSoft’s fan-favourite journey.

Cover image for YouTube videoGrounded II: Making The Final of Us Half II

Grounded II: Making The Final of Us Half II

“Once we began out making The Final of Us Half 2, Neil truly wished to be very bold about altering the sport virtually fully,” defined Newman.

“For the primary 4 or 5 months, the sport was form of an open world impressed by Bloodborne. And it was purely melee centered, prefer it was all hand-to-hand fight.”

“It wasn’t simply the melee fight, we had been additionally format construction,” added lead recreation designer, Emilia Schatz.

“Bloodborne had a really open area that stored getting greater and greater as you explored. I actually like that feeling that you just get of mastery over the world. It begins to turn out to be virtually a personality within the recreation itself. And so, that was additionally one thing we had been .”

Initially, this path got here from attempting to “make it as completely different as humanly potential from the primary recreation as [Naughty Dog] might” however in the end, in accordance with Newman, “the open world factor did not work with the story we had been attempting to inform” and so this was “dial[ed] again”.

Naughty Canine co-president Neil Druckmann says he has a “idea” prepared for a 3rd and last chapter of The Final of Us collection.

Speaking on the very finish of the identical behind-the-scenes documentary, Druckmann acknowledged that while he did not but have a narrative absolutely fleshed out, he did have a kernel of an concept that “is as thrilling as [The Last of Us Part 1]”.

Earlier as we speak, we reported that the voice actor who performed Abby in The Final of Us Half 2 has revealed that not solely did she obtain abusive messages when the sport was launched, however abusers additionally despatched loss of life threats about her toddler son, too.

Laura Bailey confirmed that the “actual hardcore loss of life threats” had been so regarding, they had been handed on to police, while her child son – who was “born throughout all of it” – additionally obtained threats, too.