Ask Naughty Dog About The Last of Us

Ask Naughty Dog About The Last of Us

What would you like to know?

The Last of Us, the next game from legendary developers Naughty Dog (Uncharted, Jak & Daxter, Crash Bandicoot), is nearly here.

Releasing June 14th, it's a post-apocalyptic action adventure in which the bleak future is populated by zombie like nasties and - even more dangerously - other survivors.

The reveal set expectation among gamers familiar with Naughty Dog's work to a fever pitch, and it's just ratcheted up even further since then. After all, their earlier games are among the best available on the PlayStation; everyone's expecting them to hit this out of the park, too.

There are, of course, many questions about the game that are yet to be answered. To that end, - in conjunction with our friends over at PlayStation - are giving you a chance to ask Naughty Dog a question. The five best questions, as chosen by readers, will then be posed to a Naughty Dog developer who'll then answer them on video, giving props to the person who asked each question.

We gave our Facebook fans a head start on this one, but if you're not into the whole Facebook thing, don't worry - you don't miss out! Below, you'll find the questions posed so far. Using the comments system below, feel free to add your own. Next week, all of the genuine questions posed will be put up for a vote; the top 5 will then be leveled at Naughty Dog. Simple, eh?

The questions so far:

  1. Is there a risk that, while exposing your game to potential buyers through trailers and videos, you over-expose them and reveal information you'd rather they find out through play?
  2. What exactly does the multiplayer consist of?
  3. Will there be driving mechanics or are those all cutscenes?
  4. Any story dlc on the horizon?
  5. How are you guys planning to do exposition in The Last of Us? I feel that with this unique setting and atmosphere you have much more freedom to tell interesting stories through the environment, rather than have an NPC give you the details. Do you see yourselves sticking to your guns with a more Uncharted style of narrative, or trying something very different with this new IP?
  6. Honestly, being that I've suspected this from the start, I'd ask whether they feel it would be more emotional for Joel to be infected and Ellie to have to kill him, or for the entire journey to be wasted when SHE gets infected and he has to kill her?
  7. This is the first time you have developed a second major franchise for one console, when you are known for ''one series per generation''.. Do you see this as a final 'swan song' for the PS3 that pushes it to it's limit, or is there possibly more to come?

Got something you'd like to add? Post below!

The Last of Us releases on June 14th for PlayStation 3; look for our review soon.


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Comments Comments (9)

Posted by rocketman12
On Friday 24 May 2013 4:04 PM
Looks awesome.
Posted by OriginalSin
On Friday 24 May 2013 7:09 PM
For those of us that hate escort missions. Can Joel just shoot the girl and carry on by himself?
Posted by ssjroneel
On Friday 24 May 2013 11:29 PM
Will this be a standalone title, or the beginning of a new series?:D
Posted by PunisherNZL
On Wednesday 29 May 2013 8:54 PM
Questions 2 & 4 are a waste of time dont bother asking those! the season pass announcement said it had story dlc so thats been answered and they are announcing multiplayer in afew days. so again not worth asking.

My question would be: Are they including any easter eggs from previous naughty dog games? (Uncharted skins for multiplayer, a random npc wearing a crash bandicoot tshirt) that sort of thing!
Posted by Goonertron
On Thursday 30 May 2013 3:38 PM
Will this or any of the Drake games be re-released on the PS4?
Posted by Jakted
On Friday 31 May 2013 12:22 PM

Hey Naughty Dog this game looks Sick! Why did you want to make The Last Of Us? instead of making a Uncharted 4 or Jak and Daxer game?
Posted by SpeediePetey
On Monday 3 Jun 2013 2:00 PM
I'd like to know just what kind of games influenced 'The Last of Us' during development and what would be your favourite game outside of those you've developed.
Posted by kiwimike87
On Monday 3 Jun 2013 7:03 PM
Looks amazing makes me wish Id batted for the other team and got a ps3
Posted by sick_wierdo
On Monday 3 Jun 2013 11:40 PM