The Last of Us: Part II is already a commercial success as well as a critical success. The 4 million copies and placed in three days and the medal of the exclusive PS4 sold faster can’t that be a great prize for the work of Naughty Dog but at the same time the software house has found itself facing a boulder not just with negativity and real hatred that have affected not only production, but also some individuals that are very precise.
Your hatred of the network was one of the topics touched by Neil Druckmann, director of The Last of Us: Part II, and vice-president of Naughty Dog, inside of the last episode of the podcast of the ex-boss of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils Aimé. Druckmann has discussed the hatred as something that is understandable and to a certain extent is inevitable, but also as something really out of the world in some of its nuances particularly extreme.
“I think you should create a little separation until you get to say we created this game, we believe in this game, we are proud of it, is available now, and any reaction they have people that appreciate that or not, this is the right way. That is their reaction and not fought. Other than the speech about the things that are most full of hate, and the things that are the most despicable, those are the most difficult. It is especially difficult when you see it happen to a member of the team, or members of the cast who play a certain character in the game.
“We have an actress who is receiving attacks disgusting and ugly because of a fictional character who plays in the game. I just struggled to accept it, I struggle to understand it. The thing that I try to do is ignore the possible. When things get worse until you become really serious, we have certain security protocols that we employ and I report everything to the authorities. Then you just focus on the positive things and to distract you with another.
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“I’ve talked to a lot of these things with Craig Mazin, who is working on the TV series HBO of The Last of Us. He has articulated the issue quite well, it is as if we were to educate in this regard. This is to a certain extent the price. When you do something big, and you may disappoint fans, there is a cost now, that is, the fact that you will receive a certain amount of hate and comments in the vitriol that you simply have to accept. There is no other way to get rid of the thing.”
Remember, that The Last of Us: Part II is currently available exclusively on the PS4, what do you think of the words of Druckmann and hatred that has hit The Last of Us: Part II?