The Last of Us Part 2 development has reached a new milestone today as Naughty Dog confirmed that they have wrapped up all planned cinematic shoots for the game.
The Last of Us Part 2 has been rumored to launch in 2019 but there has been no indication given from Naughty Dog or Sony that this will be the case. Today, They have wrapped up the motion capture work for the game thus hitting a new milestone.
Earlier this week, Neil Druckmann, who is the director of The Last of Us Part 2, shared a tweet teasing the ending of the game. It was about shooting the end but it gave the impression that the release date is getting closer.
Just shot this scene… so… ? pic.twitter.com/uyjbpTdfxC
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) April 17, 2019
Today, both Neil Druckmann and the official Twitter account for Naughty Dog has shared a tweet that confirmed that they have hit a new development milestone for The Last of Us Part 2.
… and we've wrapped all of the planned cinematic shoots today for The Last of Us Part II!
We still have work ahead of us, including putting these cinematics in the game, but this is a nice little milestone.
Congrats to all on stage today, and to the entire cast and crew!! https://t.co/HZAYIUnMkc
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 19, 2019
Technically, this also confirmed that Joel will be playing together with Ellie in the video game even though Naughty Dog has only teased his appearance and never actually shown him in action. Ellie has been marketed as the lead character for this new chapter in The Last of Us series even if Joel was the lead protagonist of the first game.
The Last of Us Part 2 will be out exclusively for the PS4, but there is no release window given for it aside from the rumors. It took Naughty Dog five months to release Uncharted 4 after they wrapped up motion capture session for the game, and while it is not an apple to orange comparison, perhaps we might see the same thing repeat here.