The Last of Us "fanart" shows an older Ellie, Naughty Dog creative lead says "I'd play it"
Neil Druckmann says about Ellie: "Still braver and wiser beyond her years."
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The Last of Us concept artist Marek Okon caused quite a stir this weekend when he released a portion of a piece of "fanart" that some perceived to be a tease for The Last of Us 2. Now, the full image is available, courtesy of The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann.
"Still braver and wiser beyond her years," Druckmann says, presumably about the slightly older version of Ellie we see in the image. "Marek Okon's fanart is incredible -- I'd play it."
Both Okon and Druckmann refer to the image as "fanart," but Okon also teased: "Is it about The Last of Us 2? Not really… Maybe...It's classified."
In February, Druckmann said the chances of Naughty Dog making a sequel to The Last of Us were 50/50. The Last of Us launched in June 2013 and has sold more than six million copies to date. A sequel may not be on the immediate horizon, but Naughty Dog is bringing the game to the PlayStation 4 this summer through The Last of Us Remastered.