Today The Last of Us Part II Director Neil Druckmann had another tease to share about the game, and this time it’s a pretty relevant one.
Apparently, the team has shot the final scene of the game, as you can see in the tweet below.
Just shot this scene… so… 😔 pic.twitter.com/uyjbpTdfxC
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) April 17, 2019
Do keep in mind that this isn’t a clear indication that performance capture for the game has concluded, because we don’t know whether Naughty Dog has been shooting the scenes in order. As a matter of fact, many developers don’t.
Just a few days ago, we learned that Laura Bailey wrapped up the performance capture on her part. While we don’t know the character she plays just yet, we do know that she’s one of Druckmann’s favorites in the game.
A little while ago, the team shared that the game’s writer Halley Gross will also have a role in the game, while Druckmann mentioned another tease about “one of the most complicated and heart-wrenching scenes” Naughty Dog has ever worked on. We also heard how friendly competition between Sony’s first-party studios helps the folks at Naughty Dog improve their own games.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much of the game since the latest reveal at E3 2018, but back during the Holidays, Sony Interactive Entertainment released a brand new dynamic theme dedicated to the game and a two-hour-long video showing the same scene with a burning car. That was Naughty Dog’s humorous (and fairly dark) take on a Yule Log for the Holidays.