Naughty Dog Discusses The Original Ending Of The Last of Us
Posted on Thursday, August 8 @ 07:32:33 PST by Alex_OsbornA whole lot was different initially when Naughty Dog was mapping out the plot of of its post-apocalyptic action adventure. The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckman shed a bit of light on the game's original ending.
In the latest issue of GameInformer (via Videogamer) Druckman explained:
Originally in the story Tess took more of a villain role. Tess was betrayed by Joel and took on a mission to pursue him across the country. That storyline never worked out. The storyline shifted and Tess took on this role where she became more of a believer and she helped motivate Joel.With regard to the ending (SPOILERS) Druckman went on to say that they team initially wanted to go with something a bit more hopeful. Naturally that didn't quite fit in with the rest of the experience, so they had to scrap it.
The original ending when we pitched the game was a much more hopeful ending, where Joel and Ellie make it to San Francisco and that is a town run by people who are trying to restore society. Joel has killed all these doctors and lied to Ellie, and Ellie just fully buys into the lie. So, you're left with the idea that they are going to live the rest of their lives in this town.Druckman teased fans on Twitter by posting the image you see above, along with the sub-heading: "See how it originally ended as @bruce_straley and I re-pitch The Last of Us for you. #PAX." The panel will be held on August 30th.
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