The owners of the Gameworks arcade in Seattle, which can be seen in The Last of Us Part II, announced that the hall is going to be closed. It was a pretty popular hall even before the game, but due to all the pandemic restrictions, it can't work as usual anymore.
It's a piece of bad news for many citizens of Seattle who spent a lot of their free time having a rest in the hall. For many of them, it was their favorite place for many years! Unfortunately, such cases are very usual for today. Now the hall is available in The Last of Us, but it will not be surprising if the craftsmen try to recreate the hall in VR.
However, the news related to the hit game is not limited to the sad closure of the gaming hall. One of the best pieces of news from the world of cinema this year is the start of filming for The Last of Us series The Last of Us. The showrunner of the project is Craig Mazin, who directed "Chernobyl", the director of the first episode is Kantemir Balagov. The first season is due out in 2022 and fans of the game are looking forward to it.
In 2020, HBO announced the start of filming for the series. And although all fans of the game are now frozen in anxious anticipation - in the film industry there is some kind of curse associated with the film adaptations of games; they are usually terrible. Details are still scarce, it is only known that the initial series will closely repeat the plot of the first game.
However, it is already known that people who love and appreciate video games are responsible for filming (both Meizin and Balagov are fans of The Last of Us, and one of the episodes was directed by Neil Druckmann himself), and this inspires hope. At the very least, they know what they are doing.
Talking about the future of the game, in a recent podcast dedicated to the game, it became known that Neil Druckmann is already working on the script for the third part of The Last of Us. Also, the writer of The Last of Us Part II, Halle Gross, said that initially, the game had a different ending, where it was directly indicated that Ellie went in search of Dina and the baby. It may be a good hint for the third part of the game. The management of the Naughty Dog studio has not yet launched a sequel to the hit PlayStation exclusive. According to the game designer, every decision to create a new project is made only after careful planning. Creating large games requires huge financial investments and the formation of a large-scale development team.