PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us is an incredible, genre-defying game. It’s also filled with a number of easter eggs, and other things that shouldn’t be in there, like Ellen Page’s face and a stolen subway map. And now people have found something else the game shouldn’t contain; phone number to sex hotlines.
Two phone numbers that are shown on a bulletin board within the game’s fictional future Pittsburgh are actually in-service numbers – and both will direct callers to places where they can pay money to talky dirty to women.
Are Naughty Dogs a bunch of, well, Naughty Dogs? Well, no. According to Kotaku, it was all just an innocent mistake.
“That was an artist’s mistake,” Creative director Neil Druckmann said. “What happened was, they put some phone numbers in the game and then they thought they could just change the area code to 555, then it’s invalid because it’s what they do in movies. But I guess that doesn’t work when you have a 1-800 in front of it.
“We’re now working to take it out,” Druckmann said. “It was just an honest mistake.”
Last Updated: June 27, 2013