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Fans of the Netflix Original series The End of the F***ing World may find some similarities in the upcoming The Last of Us Part II, as the show was a key inspiration for developer Naughty Dog.

At the recent D.I.C.E. Summit 2018, game director Neil Druckmann was onstage discussing The Last of Us as a series, as well as background behind the upcoming sequel. During the discussion, Druckmann revealed that The End of the F***ing World was one of the several sources of inspiration for the team.

“There’s a show on Netflix called The End of the F***ing World, which is so well written and acted and quirky, and has been totally inspiring for some of the stuff we’re doing in [The Last of Us II]—more on the dialog stuff,” Druckmann said.

As for the series as a whole, Druckmann expressed that the film Children of Men was a major inspiration, with its intimate characters and more grounded plot. The gameplay largely came from an idea Druckmann had for a zombie game pitch to director George Romero in grad school. It involved a cop with a heart condition protecting a young girl, inspired by “Ico and [combining] it with characters from Sin City.”

Both the gameplay and narrative of The Last of Us Part II are largely under wraps, with no gameplay yet revealed and only a couple cinematic trailers released for the game thus far. The game still has no release window for its PS4-exclusive launch, and while PlayStation Sweden has teased that the game will make a 2018 release, developer comments would suggest fans won’t see it until early 2019 at the earliest.

Source: IGN

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The Last of Us Part II devs found inspiration in a Netflix show

Naughty Dog's team includes fans of one of Netflix's less high-profile series.

By Nick Plessas | 02/26/2018 04:00 PM PT

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Fans of the Netflix Original series The End of the F***ing World may find some similarities in the upcoming The Last of Us Part II, as the show was a key inspiration for developer Naughty Dog.

At the recent D.I.C.E. Summit 2018, game director Neil Druckmann was onstage discussing The Last of Us as a series, as well as background behind the upcoming sequel. During the discussion, Druckmann revealed that The End of the F***ing World was one of the several sources of inspiration for the team.

“There’s a show on Netflix called The End of the F***ing World, which is so well written and acted and quirky, and has been totally inspiring for some of the stuff we’re doing in [The Last of Us II]—more on the dialog stuff,” Druckmann said.

As for the series as a whole, Druckmann expressed that the film Children of Men was a major inspiration, with its intimate characters and more grounded plot. The gameplay largely came from an idea Druckmann had for a zombie game pitch to director George Romero in grad school. It involved a cop with a heart condition protecting a young girl, inspired by “Ico and [combining] it with characters from Sin City.”

Both the gameplay and narrative of The Last of Us Part II are largely under wraps, with no gameplay yet revealed and only a couple cinematic trailers released for the game thus far. The game still has no release window for its PS4-exclusive launch, and while PlayStation Sweden has teased that the game will make a 2018 release, developer comments would suggest fans won’t see it until early 2019 at the earliest.

Source: IGN

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808