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The Last of Us HBO Show Has ‘Set the Bar Incredibly High,’ Says Xbox Boss

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has come out and praised The Last of Us HBO series. He admitted in an interview that the show, produced by Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions, is “setting an incredibly high bar.” He believes that much of the show’s success comes from Neil Druckmann playing an essential role in both the game and its adaptation, though Spencer says that Druckmann “probably won’t like it that I call him out on this.”

Spencer hopes Halo TV series season two is as good as The Last of Us

When asked in an interview with IGN whether he thinks the second season of the Halo TV series can rise to the level of The Last of Us, Spencer replied:

I want the best for everything that we work on, Halo television series included. I think there’s some differences there, but I don’t think that the point of the question of, “Hey, Last of Us is out there, setting an incredibly high bar. Should we all aspire to reach that same bar with the work that we do in television?” Absolutely.

He continues that the same could be said about video games, where any great game “inspires us to do the best work we can.” Specifically, he mentions that this is the case for the Halo television show and games like Hi-Fi Rush, which was shadow-dropped during the recent Xbox Developer Direct showcase.

The ratings for The Last of Us HBO series is already through the roof, boasting the second largest debut since 2010. The second season of the show has also already been confirmed.