Secret The Last of Us Ending Revealed During Last Night's Live Stage Show Performance
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During a special live stage performance of The Last of Us last night, developer Naughty Dog revealed a secret epilogue scene from the acclaimed action game. The scene, which takes place sometime after the events of the main game, was performed live by main actors Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie).
Attendees of the event documented the scene in a thread on NeoGAF. According to those in attendance, The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann requested that no one film the scene, adding that Naughty Dog has no plans to release the scene at any point in the future.
According to those in attendance, the Last of Us epilogue scene was written as a "goodbye" to Joel and Ellie, and takes place at the Tommy dam after the events of the main game (maybe four years). Joel meets Ellie there and she acts somewhat "distant" and unattached until Joel pulls out a guitar and sings a song for her (Baker reportedly performed this live in Joel's voice). Joel then shares a joke with Ellie and the two enjoy a laugh together, alleviating the tension.
Interestingly, this scene reminds us of the "fan art" that The Last of Us artist Mark Okon released in May that showed Ellie playing a guitar by herself. Is it a tease for The Last of Us 2? There is no way to know for sure, but it's an interesting development all the same.
Naughty Dog said earlier this year that there is a 50/50 shot that the studio will make a sequel to the game. A movie based on The Last of Us is also in the works. Druckmann is writing the script, and it's possible that Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams (Arya Stark on the show) could play Ellie.