Naughty Dog reveals The Last of Us alternate ending image

Developer releases image showing Joel with knife to his neck, says gamers will "see how it originally ended" during PAX Prime panel next month.

Naughty Dog has released an image depicting a scene from an alternate ending for the studio's critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic action game The Last of Us.

On Twitter, creative director Neil Druckmann teased, "See how it originally ended." This was accompanied by an image depicting a woman who appears to be torturing main character Joel.

Gamers will learn more about The Last of Us' alternate endings during a PAX Prime panel next month, the developer first said last week but recently confirmed.

Druckmann said previously that Naughty Dog considered "about three or four ideas" for The Last of Us' ending "before finding the ending that worked best for the story we wanted to tell."

The panel--Pitching The Last of Us--will feature Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley. The pair will discuss the process of selling Sony on Naughty Dog's first Mature-rated game.

"But really, Neil and Bruce will pull back the curtain to show you their original pitch for The Last of Us… and giving everyone at this panel a look at how close or far the final game ended up from the original pitch," reads a line from the panel's description.

For more on The Last of Us, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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384 comments
masterumann
masterumann

Extra ending: Joel teaches Ellie how to swim and play guitar, after, they make a funny remark and the finally start to repair their somewhat broken relationship. Then they all sit down to dinner with Tommy and Marie... And now you can roll credits

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

The last of us really doesn't have an ending. And that's the point.

philMcCrevis
philMcCrevis

here is an alternate endingl...ellie grows up to say 23..super hot.  joel marries her and they have little hybrid fungus babies that take over the planet...now thats a gd alternate ending yo!

Jose Luis Solis
Jose Luis Solis

Alternate ending is that Joel originally betrayed Tessa (She never dies ) and She finds him and tortures him. Then Ellie kills her. Being the first non-infected kill She's ever done.

Rens Breedveld
Rens Breedveld

I think to the look of the picture the ending we have now is so much better maybe joel was killed by (Tess or Marlene) and now he lives :)

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

For all those getting annoyed at Facebook users, just so you know: It's not their fault that their comments are being brought here. They are commenting on these articles on GameSpot's Facebook page and that's why you can't interact with them. 

If you still wanna get mad about this issue, blame Livefyre for syncing them. Personally, it may seem pointless for them to be here since they can't receive our replies, but I don't think it's something to get worked up about.

adward22
adward22

iam going to play last of us mutiplayer .............^_^ come on share with me and dont forget to bring big large pizza and others bring  big large pessy ok ?..........^_^ so long

adward22
adward22

kill the witch, bitch whatever ...get happy  ^_^

adward22
adward22

if people dont like spoilers ..than why  are you  Browsing the internet ?? play the whole game and beat it with no cheating, no browsing, no walkthough,no image ,  no sountrack....thats why We had already finished the game. happily with no spoilers..............^_^

adward22
adward22

bad ending ......  spoiler ^_^ chose o kill the black woman ok  ??.............

Talavaj
Talavaj

Wonder if the other endings were less shit.

Kingnova3000
Kingnova3000

What the hell? Why is there face book comments here now? :'(


SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Oohh my girlfriend will love that pic lol BITCH I WISH SHE WOULD TRY... sshhiiiet... I'll knock her ass into next week...

Jason Post
Jason Post

I was quite shocked Joel didn't get shanked at the end...

premier024
premier024

Why in the hell are there facebook posts on here.


Going to have to stop using gamespot i guess.

foxrock66
foxrock66

And feminists will still start shite over it

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This is the alternate ending, not the original ending.

No spoilers here.

Lol....

VoidSECT
VoidSECT

ew facebookers, i'm ooout of here.

BoromiRwcgeorge
BoromiRwcgeorge

what the frak gamespot? i cant believe this shet. ITS HUGE FREAKING SPOILERS>

Kevin Dumont
Kevin Dumont

Jasmin Voorhees If you haven't seen this yet

osxgp
osxgp

This facebook bullshit is annoying.

Jason Rivera
Jason Rivera

Then why are you on a picture about an alternate ending, asswipe. :)

Cédric Pastremblay
Cédric Pastremblay

Is this what we call an Anti-spoiler? It tells you how it doesn't end!

VoidSECT
VoidSECT

@Emerald_Scott 

It's spamming the boards mate and its causing GS users to avoid treads they are on it. :/

GERMANY21
GERMANY21

@Kingnova3000  Really what they want from us ? so Face book  isnot enough interesting and dosent have fresh news ha ?   

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

@VoidSECT @Emerald_Scott Okay, but if people are upset about it, they should take up the matter with the mods or admins instead of focusing their irritation on Facebook or its users.

Kingnova3000
Kingnova3000

@PitchBlack999 @Kingnova3000 I have no issue the article. If did, then the FB comments far exceed any issues I may of have.If a person wants to leave a comment, make the effort, sign up with an account and post that way.

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

@PitchBlack999 @Kingnova3000 I think they just don't want to feel like Facebook users will begin to overrun the site, when in actuality, GameSpot articles receive more traffic here than on Facebook. If you ask me, all this Facebook hate and apprehension is unwarranted.