20 Dec

Naughty Dog’s new IP, which made a big splash earlier this month with its full debut trailer at the Spike Video Game Awards, was originally supposed to be a summer reveal. The Last of Us was originally scheduled as part of Sony’s E3 showing, but according to a recent Eurogamer interview, an iPad that contained the debut reel was forgotten on a plane by the game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann.

The interview – with Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells – also revealed the company’s choice of game composer, Academy Award Winner Gustavo Santaolalla (“Babel”, “Brokeback Mountain”), and reiterated the studio’s statement that The Last of UsĀ  is “not a zombie game”. The artistic similarities many found between the game’s trailer and “The Road” are intentional however, the book (along with “The Walking Dead” comic and the film “No Country for Old Men”) were among the game’s many artistic inspirations.

(via IGN)