Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross, the writing team behind The Last of Us Part II, have discussed the game in a recent and very interesting interview with the website Buzzfeed.
During this interview, they provided a lot of information and comments, like the main difference between this series and the other big Naughty Dog franchise, Uncharted.
On top of that, they also discussed the theme of the passage of time from the original event that generated the apocalypse whose consequences we meet in the game and the game itself.
When talking about that, Druckmann said that this will be something we’ll discover more as Ellie travels across the game and embarks on her adventure, where Seattle is said to be “a prominent location” together with other locations we’ll go to.
“That’s an interesting question. Um, well, this story is really about Ellie and change, and this traumatic event that happens and how that changes her. So, of course, there is going to be the passage of time because we want to see how this event evolves her not just in the immediate aftermath but the throughout…a journey of a certain length? [laughs],” says Gross.
“And one of the things that Halley and I talk a lot about, as Ellie goes to different locations, Seattle being a prominent location in this game, is what is the history of this city? When was it a quarantine zone? When did it fall? We show this new faction called the Seraphites, who are this religious fundamentalist group that exists within the city. And what’s their history? How did they come about? How did the events of the outbreak influence them? And, uh, well…other things that are spoilers,” Druckmann added.
The Last of Us Part II is likely releasing in a couple years for PS4.