The duration of The Last of Us Part 2 is something that has been talking for some time. A few months ago, Naughty Dog assured that the game would be “more or less 50% longer than the first part “, which made us think about 22 or 24 hours approximately.
Now that information has been updated thanks to an interview by the GQ medium with Neil Druckmann, director of the game. In the interview, about 25 or 30 hours are mentioned, almost twice the first The Last of Us, so the figures fit.
In addition, in that same interview, the following Naughty Dog project is mentioned, which we talked about yesterday. For now, we know that it could well be another new game from The Last of Us, or a new franchise independent of this story.
On the other hand, The Last of Us Part II co-writer Halley Gross has spoken to Sector magazine (via GamingBolt ) about the editing process the game has received. Those 25 or 30 hours have been the result of removing a lot of content. “We have a great studio with a lot of talented people who have great ideas, and we had to choose which ones would stay in the game and fit the story and which ones would deviate from it,” he said.
The game will be twice as big as the first The Last of Us
Many good ideas were discarded for deviating from the central theme
“In the end, everything had to match the theme. Neil [Druckmann] was in charge of everything, whether it corresponded to the theme in terms of storytelling, artificial intelligence behavior, or the artistic side,” adds Gross. “Everything had to correspond to the central theme. The most difficult part was cutting the content since there were many things that did not reach the final game .”
It’s only nine days to know how the story of Ellie and Joel continues. On June 19 The Last of Us Part II will land on PlayStation 4 and do not worry if you inadvertently read a spoiler, the creator of the game claims that the end of the story has not been affected by the leaks, in addition, many of them are false.