Speaking with Eurogamer, Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann sat down and discussed their anticipated game The Last of Us Part II. During the interview, Druckmann said that despite setbacks taking place with several major plot details leaking online, the ending of the game was not one of them.
There’s all these theories about what the ending is but the ending is not out there. You actually don’t know how it all comes together.
We’re finally getting it into people’s hands, to see this meticulous journey that we’ve crafted for Ellie and how these events affect her, the highs and lows of that journey – that there’s beautiful sweet moments and these dark, hard moments to deal with. And we want it to be challenging, right? It’s like, yes, there are games that are just comfort food. This is not one of those games – there are moments in the game that are comfort food, and there moments are really challenging emotionally to play through. That’s part of the design of it.
The Last of Us Part II releases on June 19 exclusively on Playstation 4.