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Absence of ‘The Last of Us 2’ from Sony’s E3 conference

Sony had a good solid conference at the E3 2017. They announced several huge titles and exclusives coming to the PS4 and the PS4 Pro including Marvel’s Spider-Man, God of War, Days Gone and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

But the biggest title missing among Sony’s plethora of games was obviously the ‘The Last of Us 2.’ After revealing the cinematic trailer of TLOU 2 last year, gaming community had gone crazy. The critically acclaimed ‘The Last of Us’ was going to have a sequel. Joel and Ellie, the game’s protagonists were going to have another chapter in their beautiful tale of survival. Some showing of the gameplay was certainly expected at the E3. But Sony had other plans. They did not give any hints about the upcoming game, which is still in production.

And the developer of the game, the Sony-owned studio Naughty Dog had a logical explanation to this. The director and writer of the TLOU 2, Neil Druckmann took to social media to explain the absence of the game. It seems that Naughty Dog wanted to give Uncharted: The Lost Legacy the full limelight it deserved. The main Uncharted series being wrapped up, this action packed spin-off game means a lot to Naughty Dog and it wanted the game to grab the attention of the crowd. This Uncharted title sees the return of Chloe Frazer from Uncharted 2 and Nadine Ross from Uncharted 4. These two badass women are the protagonists of The Lost Legacy.

If Naughty Dog had included TLOU 2 in Sony’s conference, it would certainly have overshadowed the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. So Naughty Dog have made a brilliant move to promote their latest production. The studio is one of the best, if not the best, in the gaming industry. They can’t seem to put a foot wrong. They nurture their games like a caring parent and give each title their time to shine. That’s why they are responsible for the worldwide success of the Uncharted series and The Last Of Us. Naughty Dog will take their own sweet time to complete TLOU 2 as they have reputation to live up to. We can be sure that whenever the game releases, the studio will┬ádeliver the same experience we had while playing the masterpiece that was The Last Of Us.