The Last of Us in development for two years
posted on 12.11.11 at 11:23 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Enslaved designer working on new IP.

A few new bits on Naughty Dog’s newly-announced PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us have come out by way of the Twitter-verse.

The game has been in development for two years, according to Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann. The unbelievable bit of this announcement, according to Geoff Keighley, is that Naughty Dog had a second full team working in secret on The Last of Us. This was also confirmed by Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra.

Mark Richard Davies, who was lead designer on Ninja Theory’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, is working on the new IP. It is unknown if he’s lead designer, however.

The two lead characters, Joel and Ellie, are played by Troy Baker (Booker in BioShock Infinite, Snow in Final Fantasy XIII, Vincent in Catherine, Yuri in Tales of Vesperia) and Ashley Johnson (Gwen in Ben 10, Terra in Teen Titans), respectively. Johnson is doing mo-cap for her character, as well.

The trailer itself was rendered in in-engine on PlayStation 3 hardware, according to Christophe Balestra. Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells also tweeted about this.

Finally, there is “no network play,” according to the official UK PlayStation website.

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