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Johnny Huff 2017-10-15
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As the movie industry deals with the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, more people are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment against their superiors.

On Friday, Amazon studio boss Roy Price was suspended by the company for his reportedly inappropriate behavior.

Now, a former Naughty Dog employee has talked about his experiences, and how Sony fired him and allegedly offered money for his silence.

David Ballard was a former environment artist and multiplayer level layout artist for Naughty Dog, having worked on several of its Uncharted games and The Last of Us during his time at the company.

Using his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Friday night, Ballard wrote that in late 2015 he was sexually harassed while at Naughty Dog by a lead, an incident that led to his work environment becoming extremely toxic.

In late 2015, I was sexually harassed at Naughty Dog by a lead.

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Carl Dechant 2017-03-08
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Christophe Balestra, the co-president of Naughty Dog, announced today he will retire from the maker of games like The Last of Us and Uncharted after 15 years at the company.Balestra said in a blog post that he was retiring on April 3 from the Los Angeles game studio, which is owned by Sony.“I never thought I would be saying something this difficult so soon — after fifteen years here, I am announcing my departure from Naughty Dog,” Balestra wrote.“It’s very challenging to come to the realization that it’s time to step away from a career to pursue fulfilling personal ambitions and projects,” he added.

“I am doing it now out of utmost respect for the team and their unwavering dedication to Naughty Dog and our projects.

The time has come for me to now spend more time with my family and create a void to see what I can fill it with (which will obviously involve programming).”Balestra joined Naughty Dog, which was founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1984, in 2002 as a programmer.

Over time, Naughty Dog became known for its perfectionist approach to making games, shipping them only after years of painstaking development.

It is now working on The Last of Us Part II.“I always smile when we’re asked what our secret is.

We don’t have any — we dedicate ourselves to assembling the best and most determined group of programmers, designers and artists we can find,” Balestra wrote.

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Johnny Huff 2016-05-26
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There s no rest for the wicked at the Naughty Dog team - despite the recent and well received launch of Uncharted 4: A Thief s End, it seems the team were back to work even before Nathan Drake himself was.

Lead game designer for Naughty Dog Emilia Schatz has been looking for new team members to join the studio in creating their next release.

With heavy rumours surrounding the possibility of The Last Of Us 2, and E3 just around the corner, there s a lot to be excited for when Naughty Dog break their current vow of secrecy.

Still, perhaps we'll see a new I.P.

Maybe in the style of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon team up we'll see a Nathan Drake / Joel team-up where some white dudes with emotions and varying amounts of facial hair will do some things to some people.

Oh yes.

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Damion Gutierrez 2019-10-24

Given the popularity of the The Last of Us, it’s safe to assume that The Last of Us Part 2 is one of the most anticipated upcoming games for PlayStation 4, if not the most anticipated.

Unfortunately, those who have been waiting for this game were told today that they’d have to wait a bit longer.

Naughty Dog delayed The Last of Us Part 2 today, pushing it back from its original release date of February 21st, 2020.

The Last of Us Part 2‘s release date is now May 29th, 2020, so it’s been delayed by almost three months on the nose.

Game director Neil Druckmann announced the delay today in a post to the PlayStation Blog, noting Naughty Dog realized that sticking with the original February release date would mean that it wouldn’t have the level of polish Naughty Dog wanted.

“At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time,” Druckmann said.

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Alberto Mcgovern 2017-02-28
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So, this is how you animate an Uncharted 4: A Thief’s EndJeremy Yates, a lead animator at Naughty Dog, talked Monday at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco about Uncharted 4’s process for creating fluid and realistic animation.

Uncharted 4 came out last year for the PlayStation 4, and it’s one of the most technically impressive console games we’ve ever seen.

The task required a lot of advanced technology, planning, and communicating.All scenes start in a previsualization phase (also called previz).

This is how animators block out scenes before doing any actual rendering.

This could be digital previz, where animators use crude character models and environments to plan the camera angles, sets, and movements of a scene.But Naughty Dog also does a lot of live action previz.

The previz video had Yates getting attacked by a Clicker (a kind of zombie), which then puked up flour into his mouth.That’s some real dedication.Note that this live-action previz isn’t motion capture (although Naughty Dog does plenty of that too).

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David Gilmore 2017-03-20
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'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' sounds like it will pack more substance than your average DLC, with new mechanics and a lengthy runtime.

Nathan Drake’s adventure finally came to a satisfying conclusion in last year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but developer Naughty Dog isn’t done with the series just yet.

Later this year, we’ll get our hands on the stand-alone spinoff Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Naughty Dog is extremely proud of the work it has done.

In some respects, it’s even more ambitious than Uncharted 4, as well as another Naughty Dog spinoff, The Last of Us: Left Behind.

Due to time restraints, some of Uncharted 4‘s largest locations, including Madagascar, had to be cut down.

With The Lost Legacy, as many as five different teams are working on the same location at once, which allows for the biggest single location we’ve seen yet in an Uncharted game, and makes it ripe for exploration and hunting for secrets.

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Robert Woodward 2021-04-09
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According to a new report, Naughty Dog is working on a remake of The Last of Us for PS5.
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James Honor 2016-12-03
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Naughty Dog is making more Uncharted.The Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2017.

This is a standalone story chapter that is essentially downloadable content for Uncharted 4, but you don t need to own that game to play it.

Developer Naughty Dog is setting this addition apart by dropping Nathan Drake as the star.

Instead, players will take on the role of Chloe Frazer.Sony showed off a trailer of the game in action at its PlayStation Experience event.

During the segment, fans got to see Chloe infiltrating a militarized zone in a devastated city.

Maybe Nathan Drake has finally brought his destructive touch to populated areas.

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Robert Rock 2018-03-09
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Days Gone was one of Sony’s big games coming for the PlayStation 4 this year.

But the Japanese company announced Friday that it was delaying the zombie apocalypse game until 2019.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that we’re safe.

I was looking forward to Days Gone ever since Sony showed off a riveting demo in 2016 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show.

In that demo, the anti-hero bounty hunter Deacon St. John had to dodge hundreds of “freakers,” or really fast zombies, as they chased him around an old sawmill in the Oregon woods after a viral apocalypse.

Then, at E3 2017, Bend Studio returned with a marquee position in Sony’s E3 lineup, and it showed a different side of the game.

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William Franklin 2016-12-04

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Sony and Naughty Dog have announced the sequel to instant classic The Last of Us with a dramatic trailer revealing the returns of Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker as Ellie and Joel.

Opening with shots of rusty vehicles and abandoned buildings in a forest, the trailer then reveals the logo for the Fireflies - a militia group in the post-apocalyptic survival game's world.

After logos for Sony and developer Naughty Dog it cuts to close ups of Ellie now 19-years-old playing a guitar.

Joel then enters, walking past two murdered men before finding Ellie playing over the bloody corpse of another.

"I'm going to find and I'm going to kill every last one of them," she responds.

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Eric Vela 2017-09-13
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Bruce Straley, who was a co-director along with Neil Druckmann on major Naughty Dog hits The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, announced today that he is leaving the studio in a blog post.

He did not reveal his next project.

Straley joined Naughty Dog in 1999 as a texture artist for Crash Team Racing, and he was the company’s 15th employee.

He continued to work on art for games like Jak & Daxter and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune before co-directing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with Amy Hennig.

Straley was on a sabbatical, but this is now turning into a permanent departure.

I’ve learned and grown so much from working with this incredible team.

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George Summers 2016-12-14
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The people behind the Indiana Jones-style blockbuster third-person action Uncharted series are veterans of video game creation.

The studio, Naughty Dog, goes all the way back to the first PlayStation console, having created the beloved Crash Bandicoot series.

Beyond those two massive game franchises, Naughty Dog is also responsible for the incredible, genre-pushing PlayStation game The Last of Us.

A screen grab from The Last of Us: Part II

It s a post-apocalyptic game, where you avoid zombie-like humans and discover that the real monsters are other human survivors.

The Last of Us is widely regarded as one of the best video games of the past decade, if not one of the best games ever made.

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Mark Maynard 2019-09-24
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After much speculation, The Last of Us 2 has a release date of Feb. 21, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.

The highly anticipated sequel from developer Naughty Dog had a new trailer shown during Sony's State of Play event Tuesday.

In the new trailer, a grown-up Ellie is seen enjoying her new life, but she gets abducted and something happens.

She now has to leave her life and take on those that hurt her.

Joel from the original game made an appearance as he doesn't want to let her take on this fight alone.

In a blog post on the official PlayStation site, the game's director Neil Druckman says The Last of Us 2 took his team five years to finish making it the longest project Naughty Dog has worked on in its 35 years.

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David Cox 2017-08-05
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The Last of Us: Part II, the sequel to the hit game from Naughty Dog that came in 2013, may have been a scene.

Reddit is the discussion in full swing, and the user Voldsby say they have djupanalyserat a parkeringsskylt from a schematic diagram.

After this the user came forward to the city game will revolve around Seattle and with the help of other users, they managed to locate a parking garage, which is similar to that used on the images from the game.

If true, remains so clear to see.

The Last of Us: Part II may take even a couple of years but with a little luck reveal Naughty Dog, more details in the near future.

If you want to read the whole discussion, you can click on to Reddit via this link.

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Evelyn Fowler 2016-12-03
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We re getting a sequel to The Last of Us, and somehow Naughty Dog isn t calling it More of the Last of Us, The La2t of Us, or The Laster of Us.The Last of Us: Part II is coming to the PlayStation 4.

Developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment teased the game to cap off its keynote presentation at its annual PlayStation Experience fan event in Anaheim today.

The clip shows the first games heroes, Ellie and Joel, discussing plans to murder everything while playing an acoustic guitar.Beyond their dark plans of retribution, we don t have a lot of details about The Last of Us: Part II.

Sony didn t give a date or show off gameplay.

All we really know is that it s coming to PlayStation 4, and it s not Knack 2.

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Bradley Liss 2016-05-23
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Nathan Drake doesn t need to discover a lost city or an ancient treasure to make a lot of money.

The PlayStation 4 exclusive launched on May 10.

Sony also noted that Uncharted 4 is the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive in the North America region.Before this, sales of the Uncharted series were at a total of 21 million.

A huge congratulations goes out to developer Naughty Dog for an incredible feat, Asad Qizilbash, a marketing manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America, noted in on the PlayStation Blog.

The Naughty Dog studio is becoming a bankable brand itself thanks to Uncharted and The Last of Us .

The goodwill grown from Uncharted 4 could carry over to its next release, whatever it is.You can check out our review of Uncharted 4 here, which called Nathan Drake s newest adventure gorgeous and thrilling.

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Johnny Huff 2017-10-15
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As the movie industry deals with the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, more people are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment against their superiors.

On Friday, Amazon studio boss Roy Price was suspended by the company for his reportedly inappropriate behavior.

Now, a former Naughty Dog employee has talked about his experiences, and how Sony fired him and allegedly offered money for his silence.

David Ballard was a former environment artist and multiplayer level layout artist for Naughty Dog, having worked on several of its Uncharted games and The Last of Us during his time at the company.

Using his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Friday night, Ballard wrote that in late 2015 he was sexually harassed while at Naughty Dog by a lead, an incident that led to his work environment becoming extremely toxic.

In late 2015, I was sexually harassed at Naughty Dog by a lead.

Johnny Huff 2016-05-26
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There s no rest for the wicked at the Naughty Dog team - despite the recent and well received launch of Uncharted 4: A Thief s End, it seems the team were back to work even before Nathan Drake himself was.

Lead game designer for Naughty Dog Emilia Schatz has been looking for new team members to join the studio in creating their next release.

With heavy rumours surrounding the possibility of The Last Of Us 2, and E3 just around the corner, there s a lot to be excited for when Naughty Dog break their current vow of secrecy.

Still, perhaps we'll see a new I.P.

Maybe in the style of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon team up we'll see a Nathan Drake / Joel team-up where some white dudes with emotions and varying amounts of facial hair will do some things to some people.

Oh yes.

Alberto Mcgovern 2017-02-28
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So, this is how you animate an Uncharted 4: A Thief’s EndJeremy Yates, a lead animator at Naughty Dog, talked Monday at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco about Uncharted 4’s process for creating fluid and realistic animation.

Uncharted 4 came out last year for the PlayStation 4, and it’s one of the most technically impressive console games we’ve ever seen.

The task required a lot of advanced technology, planning, and communicating.All scenes start in a previsualization phase (also called previz).

This is how animators block out scenes before doing any actual rendering.

This could be digital previz, where animators use crude character models and environments to plan the camera angles, sets, and movements of a scene.But Naughty Dog also does a lot of live action previz.

The previz video had Yates getting attacked by a Clicker (a kind of zombie), which then puked up flour into his mouth.That’s some real dedication.Note that this live-action previz isn’t motion capture (although Naughty Dog does plenty of that too).

Robert Woodward 2021-04-09
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According to a new report, Naughty Dog is working on a remake of The Last of Us for PS5.
Robert Rock 2018-03-09
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Days Gone was one of Sony’s big games coming for the PlayStation 4 this year.

But the Japanese company announced Friday that it was delaying the zombie apocalypse game until 2019.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that we’re safe.

I was looking forward to Days Gone ever since Sony showed off a riveting demo in 2016 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show.

In that demo, the anti-hero bounty hunter Deacon St. John had to dodge hundreds of “freakers,” or really fast zombies, as they chased him around an old sawmill in the Oregon woods after a viral apocalypse.

Then, at E3 2017, Bend Studio returned with a marquee position in Sony’s E3 lineup, and it showed a different side of the game.

Eric Vela 2017-09-13
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Bruce Straley, who was a co-director along with Neil Druckmann on major Naughty Dog hits The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, announced today that he is leaving the studio in a blog post.

He did not reveal his next project.

Straley joined Naughty Dog in 1999 as a texture artist for Crash Team Racing, and he was the company’s 15th employee.

He continued to work on art for games like Jak & Daxter and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune before co-directing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with Amy Hennig.

Straley was on a sabbatical, but this is now turning into a permanent departure.

I’ve learned and grown so much from working with this incredible team.

Mark Maynard 2019-09-24
img

After much speculation, The Last of Us 2 has a release date of Feb. 21, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.

The highly anticipated sequel from developer Naughty Dog had a new trailer shown during Sony's State of Play event Tuesday.

In the new trailer, a grown-up Ellie is seen enjoying her new life, but she gets abducted and something happens.

She now has to leave her life and take on those that hurt her.

Joel from the original game made an appearance as he doesn't want to let her take on this fight alone.

In a blog post on the official PlayStation site, the game's director Neil Druckman says The Last of Us 2 took his team five years to finish making it the longest project Naughty Dog has worked on in its 35 years.

Evelyn Fowler 2016-12-03
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We re getting a sequel to The Last of Us, and somehow Naughty Dog isn t calling it More of the Last of Us, The La2t of Us, or The Laster of Us.The Last of Us: Part II is coming to the PlayStation 4.

Developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment teased the game to cap off its keynote presentation at its annual PlayStation Experience fan event in Anaheim today.

The clip shows the first games heroes, Ellie and Joel, discussing plans to murder everything while playing an acoustic guitar.Beyond their dark plans of retribution, we don t have a lot of details about The Last of Us: Part II.

Sony didn t give a date or show off gameplay.

All we really know is that it s coming to PlayStation 4, and it s not Knack 2.

Carl Dechant 2017-03-08
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Christophe Balestra, the co-president of Naughty Dog, announced today he will retire from the maker of games like The Last of Us and Uncharted after 15 years at the company.Balestra said in a blog post that he was retiring on April 3 from the Los Angeles game studio, which is owned by Sony.“I never thought I would be saying something this difficult so soon — after fifteen years here, I am announcing my departure from Naughty Dog,” Balestra wrote.“It’s very challenging to come to the realization that it’s time to step away from a career to pursue fulfilling personal ambitions and projects,” he added.

“I am doing it now out of utmost respect for the team and their unwavering dedication to Naughty Dog and our projects.

The time has come for me to now spend more time with my family and create a void to see what I can fill it with (which will obviously involve programming).”Balestra joined Naughty Dog, which was founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1984, in 2002 as a programmer.

Over time, Naughty Dog became known for its perfectionist approach to making games, shipping them only after years of painstaking development.

It is now working on The Last of Us Part II.“I always smile when we’re asked what our secret is.

We don’t have any — we dedicate ourselves to assembling the best and most determined group of programmers, designers and artists we can find,” Balestra wrote.

Damion Gutierrez 2019-10-24

Given the popularity of the The Last of Us, it’s safe to assume that The Last of Us Part 2 is one of the most anticipated upcoming games for PlayStation 4, if not the most anticipated.

Unfortunately, those who have been waiting for this game were told today that they’d have to wait a bit longer.

Naughty Dog delayed The Last of Us Part 2 today, pushing it back from its original release date of February 21st, 2020.

The Last of Us Part 2‘s release date is now May 29th, 2020, so it’s been delayed by almost three months on the nose.

Game director Neil Druckmann announced the delay today in a post to the PlayStation Blog, noting Naughty Dog realized that sticking with the original February release date would mean that it wouldn’t have the level of polish Naughty Dog wanted.

“At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time,” Druckmann said.

David Gilmore 2017-03-20
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'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' sounds like it will pack more substance than your average DLC, with new mechanics and a lengthy runtime.

Nathan Drake’s adventure finally came to a satisfying conclusion in last year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but developer Naughty Dog isn’t done with the series just yet.

Later this year, we’ll get our hands on the stand-alone spinoff Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Naughty Dog is extremely proud of the work it has done.

In some respects, it’s even more ambitious than Uncharted 4, as well as another Naughty Dog spinoff, The Last of Us: Left Behind.

Due to time restraints, some of Uncharted 4‘s largest locations, including Madagascar, had to be cut down.

With The Lost Legacy, as many as five different teams are working on the same location at once, which allows for the biggest single location we’ve seen yet in an Uncharted game, and makes it ripe for exploration and hunting for secrets.

James Honor 2016-12-03
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Naughty Dog is making more Uncharted.The Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2017.

This is a standalone story chapter that is essentially downloadable content for Uncharted 4, but you don t need to own that game to play it.

Developer Naughty Dog is setting this addition apart by dropping Nathan Drake as the star.

Instead, players will take on the role of Chloe Frazer.Sony showed off a trailer of the game in action at its PlayStation Experience event.

During the segment, fans got to see Chloe infiltrating a militarized zone in a devastated city.

Maybe Nathan Drake has finally brought his destructive touch to populated areas.

William Franklin 2016-12-04

To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.

Sony and Naughty Dog have announced the sequel to instant classic The Last of Us with a dramatic trailer revealing the returns of Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker as Ellie and Joel.

Opening with shots of rusty vehicles and abandoned buildings in a forest, the trailer then reveals the logo for the Fireflies - a militia group in the post-apocalyptic survival game's world.

After logos for Sony and developer Naughty Dog it cuts to close ups of Ellie now 19-years-old playing a guitar.

Joel then enters, walking past two murdered men before finding Ellie playing over the bloody corpse of another.

"I'm going to find and I'm going to kill every last one of them," she responds.

George Summers 2016-12-14
img

The people behind the Indiana Jones-style blockbuster third-person action Uncharted series are veterans of video game creation.

The studio, Naughty Dog, goes all the way back to the first PlayStation console, having created the beloved Crash Bandicoot series.

Beyond those two massive game franchises, Naughty Dog is also responsible for the incredible, genre-pushing PlayStation game The Last of Us.

A screen grab from The Last of Us: Part II

It s a post-apocalyptic game, where you avoid zombie-like humans and discover that the real monsters are other human survivors.

The Last of Us is widely regarded as one of the best video games of the past decade, if not one of the best games ever made.

David Cox 2017-08-05
img

The Last of Us: Part II, the sequel to the hit game from Naughty Dog that came in 2013, may have been a scene.

Reddit is the discussion in full swing, and the user Voldsby say they have djupanalyserat a parkeringsskylt from a schematic diagram.

After this the user came forward to the city game will revolve around Seattle and with the help of other users, they managed to locate a parking garage, which is similar to that used on the images from the game.

If true, remains so clear to see.

The Last of Us: Part II may take even a couple of years but with a little luck reveal Naughty Dog, more details in the near future.

If you want to read the whole discussion, you can click on to Reddit via this link.

Bradley Liss 2016-05-23
img

Nathan Drake doesn t need to discover a lost city or an ancient treasure to make a lot of money.

The PlayStation 4 exclusive launched on May 10.

Sony also noted that Uncharted 4 is the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive in the North America region.Before this, sales of the Uncharted series were at a total of 21 million.

A huge congratulations goes out to developer Naughty Dog for an incredible feat, Asad Qizilbash, a marketing manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America, noted in on the PlayStation Blog.

The Naughty Dog studio is becoming a bankable brand itself thanks to Uncharted and The Last of Us .

The goodwill grown from Uncharted 4 could carry over to its next release, whatever it is.You can check out our review of Uncharted 4 here, which called Nathan Drake s newest adventure gorgeous and thrilling.