The sequel to Naughty Dog‘s The Last of Us is still underway in its production stage, but writer/director Neil Druckmann had just announced that they’ve just finished shooting the final scene for the game.
Only the phrases “CUT TO BLACK” and “THE END” are seen, which then brings the question as to what exactly this scene conveys. Obviously, we’re not going to get any details now, which leaves everything to the imagination for now.
Shooting the final scene of The Last of Us Part II need not necessarily mean all of production is complete, as they might not have shot the scenes in a linear order.
Furthermore, there is still a lot of game development, post-production and testing to be done, so don’t expect The Last of Us Part II to be released anytime soon. In any case, it’s good to hear that production is looking smooth from an outsider’s point of view.
Druckmann also announced that series newcomer Laura Bailey (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Critical Role) has just finished her motion capture performance scenes. What character she’ll be playing exactly remains to be seen as well.
Reprising their roles as the now-playable Ellie and Joel will be Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, respectively.
The Last of Us Part II currently doesn’t have a release date, despite many speculating it to be a 2019 release. At this point, the more likely timeframe for its release would be either 2020, or around the same the recently-teased PS5 would be released.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.