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The Last of Us documentary available to all

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Naughty Dog cemented themselves as amazing developers with The Last of Us. It’s hard to believe that game was on PS3 considering how impressive the visuals were. It scored insanely well in reviews and has set a new standard in gaming. Now, you can see how it was all done.

Grounded: The making of The Last of Us was previously only available to Season Pass holders. Now, anyone with YouTube can watch the full hour and a half of behind the scenes insight:

I love the discussion about what goes into make a new IP. What does it mean for developers? How does the process work?

When Naughty Dog started work on The Last of Us, there were no prescribed aspects to the IP. Sure, they knew there were infected, but how would they move? What kinds of attacks would there be? How about those awful clickers? Then of course there’s the combat. They had to decide the ways in which characters could move and their capabilities.

It is clearly way easier to make sequels or reboots – the rules of the game are clear and it’s clear which elements will be fun or not. Making a new IP is a lot riskier.

For those who are wondering why we don’t see more new IP, watch this documentary. For those who are wondering what goes into the process of game development, watch this documentary. Or, if you’re a die-hard The Last of Us fan, watch this documentary.

I’m still torn about the future of the franchise. Sure, I’d love to see an exploration of other parts of the world from The Last of Us – what was happening in Europe, Asia or Africa during this outbreak? Did it spread internationally? That said, it could be nice to see what other new IP Naughty Dog might develop next.

Last Updated: February 25, 2014

23 Comments

  1. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 25, 2014 at 10:10

    I wonder how long till Youtube pulls this…

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    • eXpZA

      February 25, 2014 at 10:14

      Why would they? ND & Sony released this themselves, no copywrite issues.

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 25, 2014 at 10:18

        Well Geoff released a video of himself and it was taken down for copyright infringement. There are bad people out there… 0-O

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        • FoxOneZA

          February 25, 2014 at 10:21

          It’s a video by Sony on the Sony PS channel. It won’t get taken down.

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          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 25, 2014 at 10:22

            Is that a CHALLENGE!

          • FoxOneZA

            February 25, 2014 at 10:24

            It’s a fact πŸ˜›

        • Unavengedavo

          February 25, 2014 at 10:23

          I think that is just because all AZians look the same πŸ˜›

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          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 25, 2014 at 10:25

            Hehe πŸ˜‰

        • FoxOneZA

          February 25, 2014 at 10:25

          It’s now becoming a trend for original content to be released onto YouTube by the Copyright holders. Did you see ep1 of Black Sails on Youtube?

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          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 25, 2014 at 10:28

            No actually. Need to have a look this weekend. Any good?

          • FoxOneZA

            February 25, 2014 at 10:30

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          February 25, 2014 at 10:27

          It might have been the Mountain Dew in the background πŸ˜›

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          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 25, 2014 at 10:34

            Nana! We are meeting on Sat at the River Club… Will you be there? … … BWAHAHAHAHAH πŸ˜‰

          • FoxOneZA

            February 25, 2014 at 10:35

            The Bananananana Republic wants your avatar back!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            February 25, 2014 at 11:02

            The Banananaannaan Republic wants their leader back! Comrade President Lenoir steps forward!!!

  2. Gerhard Davids

    February 25, 2014 at 10:17

    Ooooher, can’t wait to see this.

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  3. FoxOneZA

    February 25, 2014 at 10:23

    So each time someone watches this doc, money gets funneled towards YouTube and Sony. Smart strategy by Sony to reach a wider audience whilst recuperating some moola.

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    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 25, 2014 at 10:26

      Ya, and the season pass holders must be happy…

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      • FoxOneZA

        February 25, 2014 at 10:31

        Only Dawson will buy a season pass.

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  4. Kyratic

    February 25, 2014 at 10:40

    Hey did you guys know we have a South African in that Naughty Dog dev team? I didnt watch the whole thing yet, but hes in the background in a couple of shots of the devs. Old friend of mine.

    SA representing again.

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    • oOqUiS

      February 25, 2014 at 15:45

      Damn…..

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  5. B4d R0b0t

    February 25, 2014 at 10:42

    Zoe did you see the comment from the co-owner about how Ellie’s story could carry on once they realized she evolving into the main protagonist.

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  6. oOqUiS

    February 25, 2014 at 11:04

    NICE!!!!!

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