The Last of Us Part II Writer Won’t Shy Away From Including His “Personal Politics”

January 23, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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On Twitter yesterday, a user messaged Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann to say The Last of Us is his favorite game of all-time, and asked if Druckmann could try to keep his personal politics out of The Last of Us Part II.

In response, Druckmann, who wrote The Last of Us and is co-writing The Last of Us Part II, said, “No can do. Writers work off of their views of the world. For example, the ending of TLoU is very much inspired by my ‘personal politics.'”

Shortly afterwards, Druckmann linked to a tweet from Naughty Dog’s Drew Thaler, which contained this message from Stan Lee about the moralizing in Marvel’s comics:

On Naughty Dog’s website last month, Lead Game Designer Em Schatz detailed how to make your own crochet Ellie (full download). “Everyone here at Naughty Dog has loved seeing fans’ enthusiastic reactions to our work,” Schatz added. “This is a project very dear to us and we can’t wait until we can show some more of what we’ve been doing.”

In other Naughty Dog news, the developer announced that they’ll be hosting an Uncharted 4 livestream on Wednesday, January 25 at 12pm PT/3pm ET on Twitch, focusing on Survival. During the stream, they’ll be answering fan questions.

The Last of Us Part II is “super early” in development and no release window has been given.

[Source: Neil Druckmann, Naughty Dog (1), (2); The original tweet has since been deleted]