Naughty Dog is motion capturing a dog for an unspecified role in The Last of Us Part II, but he is probably a very good boy, contrary to the studio’s moniker.
Game director Neil Druckmann recently posted an image to his Twitter account of him posing next to a dog dressed in a full motion capture suit. The image has no context, accompanied only by the hashtag #YearOfTheDog, but we should expect to see the dog’s masterful acting work in Druckmann’s upcoming The Last of Us sequel. We don’t yet know if the dog will be friend or foe, but friend would be ideal.
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 17, 2018
The Last of Us Part II will apparently have a range of authentically animated animals, as Fido here is not the first beast to be motion captured for the game. In June of last year, Druckmann showed off an image of a pig the studio was mo-capping, alongside a video of the animal bonding with co-writer Halley Gross. Here’s hoping the game features a petting zoo.
It is good to see that work on The Last of Us Part II is plugging along, but fans are still unsure on the general timeframe in which game will launch. A Facebook post by PlayStation Sweden recently made the surprising insinuation that the game would launch before the end of 2018, but all other evidence suggests otherwise.
Leading up to its PlayStation 4-exclusive launch, fans can follow everything that is known about the game on EGM’s full guide to The Last of Us Part II.
Source: Game Rant