CUT TO BLACK. THE END.
Replace four/18: Following yesterday’s replace that the ultimate scene for The Final of Us Half II has been shot utilizing efficiency seize, the final scene with Joel and Ellie is now completed as nicely, and “probably the most bold cinematic shoot” ever for Naughty Canine has wrapped.
Posted by author and director Neil Druckmann on Twitter, the announcement comes with an image of Joel actor Troy Baker and Ellie actress Ashley Johnson of their movement seize fits with a champagne flute in hand. Druckmann included the caption “And that’s a wrap on Ellie, Joel, and probably the most bold cinematic shoot we’ve ever completed. Tears had been shed…”
The unique story follows.
The ultimate scene for The Final of Us Half II has been shot, suggesting manufacturing on the sport is pretty far alongside, however not fairly reaching an finish level.
Revealed by author and director Neil Druckmann on Twitter, he wrote “Simply shot this scene… so…” accompanied by the ultimate web page of a script with the phrases “CUT TO BLACK. THE END.” Druckmann additionally revealed on Instagram final week that Laura Bailey, who performs an undisclosed character, filmed her closing scene.
After all, merely filming the efficiency seize of the sport’s closing scene isn’t a concrete indication that the sport is nearing the top of growth, as efficiency seize proceeds massive chunks of sport growth. Moreover, scenes in video games and movies are shot out of order regularly for budgetary and logistical causes, so simply because Naughty Canine has shot the ultimate scene of the sport doesn’t imply there isn’t nonetheless loads of footage left to seize, no matter potential reshoots.
So what does this imply for the sport’s launch date? As a result of efficiency seize remains to be being completed, or has doubtlessly simply wrapped, it’s pretty unlikely the sport will likely be launched in 2019 – although it’s definitely not unattainable.
The final main look we had of The Final of Us Half II was at Sony’s E3 2018 convention, which featured new gameplay and story particulars. We all know Ellie could have an NPC companion, and one of many newest items of media surrounding the sport we’ve seen is a poster of Joel and Ellie from September 2018.
The Final of Us Half II is certainly one of a number of PlayStation four exclusives that doesn’t have an official launch date, and will doubtlessly be launched in 2020, and even make it to the lately teased next-generation PlayStation. This contains Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima and Kojima Manufacturing’s Demise Stranding. Moreover, stories from January point out that Sony is shifting first-party growth focus onto PlayStation 5.
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Colin Stevens is a information author for IGN. Observe him on Twitter.