The Last of Us is still sinking in for most who have played it and are burning the minds of those who are yet to pick up a controller and experience this year’s mind blowing video game experience. Even still, Creative Director Neil Duckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley were recently featured on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) and provided a lot of insight on the game itself, but also potential future content.
Specifically when asked about DLC, the Naughty Dog team had the following to offer:
“There’s stuff in the pipe… to be talked about soon-ish” and “News is on the way about the first DLC drop. Should hear about it this month.”
They additionally detailed that characters from the single-player game will reemerge in a future single-player DLC, but that an additional two multiplayer DLC packs will be announced as well. With GAMESCOM and PAX Seattle coming up late in August, it would appear that the details are upon us.
But wait, there’s more coming to PAX Prime then just these tid bits of awesome DLC! Apparently during development of The Last of Us, the team didn’t agree on how the game should end. This resulted in three to four different endings that have been unseen. Neil and Bruce have promised that as part of the PAX Prime panel in Seattle the pair will show the endings that were not included in the final cut.
The ending implemented in the game’s final release, “didn’t sit well with some members of the team,” according to Druckmann, who said that “once it was more fleshed out, it became an easier sell.” Straley wrote there was happier ending at one stage.
“Where Ellie and Joel were driving completely contented and satisfied with their adventures off into a glorious sunset… but that didn’t feel right,” he wrote. “It just wasn’t honest to the world or the characters we created. This ending felt right for us.”
So can you wait for this? Likely not, but hopefully it won’t be too much longer before it’s confirmed.
Source: Reddit AMA