The Last of Us Part 2 was one of those rare video game announcements where, while some had guessed that the game was going to be made, no one actually knew it was coming. The surprise announcement left the gaming world stunned, with everyone scrambling to understand what the story might be, and how far along development was. Today, the game’s director Neil Druckmann gave a quick look behind the scenes, hinting that the team might be getting into motion capture.
On Twitter Druckmann sent out a picture of The Last of Us Part 2 star Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie. In the pic they are in the motion capture room, with Johnson holding the knife that she used during the first game’s mo-cap sessions. This knife was obviously a big part of the first game, with Johnson being “reunited” with it for the second.
The Last of Us Part 2 will switch the playable character role to Ellie, who starred in a DLC expansion, as well as a small section of the original game. Now she’ll be the main character though, with the story jumping ahead in time a number of years. Ellie will be older, wiser, and more capable to defend herself. Exactly what she’ll have to defend herself from is the big question, with the story of The Last of Us Part 2 very heavily guarded at the moment.
The other big question is, what will be the release date of The Last of Us Part 2. The game was just announced, but fans are already clamoring to know when they’ll be able to see what has happened to Joel and Ellie. Hopefully Johnson being back in the studio is a good sign that development is well underway and we won’t have to wait too long to play this possible masterpiece on our PS4’s.