Written by Daniel Maisonet.
Naughty Dog appears to be teasing the original ending of the hit game The Last of Us for PAX.
In a post on Twitter, creative director Neil Druckmann teased that fans will be able to “see how it originally ended” at the studio’s PAX panel later this month, as he and game director Bruce Straley will “re-pitch The Last of Us.”
The panel description on the PAX official site says, “Join Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley as they tell you how they successfully pitched Naughty Dog and PlayStation to develop and publish The Last of Us.
From this pitch, Neil and Bruce convinced a bunch of folks to go off on their own to explore game ideas, build a whole separate team inside a formerly one-team only
studio, and develop Naughty Dog’s first Mature rated title – all leading to a release this year amidst eventual critical and commercial success. But really, Neil and Bruce will pull back the curtain to show you their original pitch for The Last of Us… and giving everyone at this panel a look at how close or far the final game ended up from the original pitch.”
Druckmann and Straley’s panel will take place from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Pacific on Friday, August 30th.