First things first: you’ll find no story details in this article, but tread the murky waters of the internet carefully, folks, for users have exploited the demo for Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us and published a transcript of spoiler-ridden cut scenes online. Reports have stated that these details were intended for developers’ eyes only and include information regarding the fate of the characters and even the game’s ending.
The source of these premature leaks is unfortunately the game’s demo, which was attached to God of War: Ascension back in March. Though the game is still six weeks out – penned for release on June 14th – the plot sensitive details have begun circulating on popular social media channels such as Reddit, GameFAQ’s and 4Chan. From spoiler heavy story details to ostensible information concerning The Last Of Us’ multiplayer component, it seems an entire stream of unwarranted knowledge has found its way online.
Admittedly, Naughty Dog’s latest action adventure has a ton of industry hype surrounding it and is undoubtedly one of the few remaining games to look forward to in this current generation of consoles. Still, this is a game that has been in the public sphere since its initial, albeit teased reveal at the Spike Video Game Awards in 2011 and has remained shrouded in mystery hitherto, but in publishing these details ahead of schedule, it regrettably undermines the long development process that Naught Dog have worked on to bring The Last Of Us to fruition.
We recently learned that the game’s main story arc will span around twelve hours, give or take and will orbit around Joel and Ellie as the two central characters fighting for survival in a futuristic world ravaged by a deadly fungus. From what we’ve seen so far, The Last Of Us looks incredibly cinematic with a gripping, quasi-familial dynamic at its violent core so today, do yourself a favour and avert your eyes from the aforementioned websites. Naughty Dog’s latest is a game that looks set to send off the Playstation 3 in style, and that’s a style you don’t want to tarnish six weeks in advance.
The Last Of Us is slated for release on June 14th. Are you looking forward to the game? Will you keep your computer cursors away from the spoiler-ridden details? Drop your thoughts in the comments.