The Last of Us PAX Panel touches upon alternate endings, scrapped ideas, mo-cap sessions

Saturday, 31st August 2013 18:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Last of Us was the subject of a panel during PAX yesterday, where game director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann discussed Naughty Dog’s original pitch, and early look at the story, and possible alternate endings.

I won’t mention possible spoilers for those who have yet to finish or play the game, sort of like one of the links up top did regarding Tess, but Polygon has the details on the alternate endings.

Naughty Dog also played a video of a motion capture session featuring actors Troy Baker (Joel) and Merle Dandridge (Marlene), discussed how one of the original ideas had Ellie’s dog tagging along, and another scrapped idea of a musical ending. I’m leaning toward the latter being a bit of joke from Naughty Dog – Polygon doesn’t say, though.

Again, if you want to read the entire thing, hit up the link. I’m just now 3/4 of the way through the game, and it’s already spoiled for me due to my job description, but I don’t want to do it to anyone else.



  1. MFBB

    There is also a Making Of for The Last Of Us, over 1 hour long.

    Showing how everything is done and what they struggled with, showing motion capturing/music-sound creating, framerate fixing etc lots of interesting stuff.

    Downloaded it for free in the PS store.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Djoenz

    Bought the game on friday and the intro/epilogue was immense. Im now in the winter chapter.

    Sometimes pop ups in the game and the AI is dumb as hell lol. But the story is brilliant and captivating. Im near the end I suppose not sure.

    I love this game.

    They might have skipped the dog then because of wandering around combined with dumb AI from enemies.

    #2 1 year ago

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