The Last of Us 2: the creators of Ghost of Tsushima collaborated to recreate Seattle
Sucker Punch developers, creators of Ghost of Tsushima and Infamous, teamed up with Naughty Dog to make The Last of Us Part 2.
One of the advantages for the software houses that have numerous development studies under their wing and that these can give each other a hand on occasion. For example it often happens with the Call of Duty series. And it also happened with The Last of Us Part 2where is it Naughty Dog collaborated with Sucker Punch, the authors of Ghost of Tsushima and the Infamous series, to deliver the game’s post-apocalyptic Seattle.
In an interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog co-chairs Evan Wells and Neil Druckmann explained that Sucker Punch’s support was important in this regard, although there was no direct involvement in the development, given that the studio in the past has recreated a virtual Seattle detail for Infamous Second Son.
“In the early stages of development of The Last of Us Part 2, we knew it would take place in Seattle and we knew that Sucker Punch had completely modeled Seattle for Infamous: Second Son. So we asked” We won’t be using assets in the game, but we want to Quickly an idea of the spaces, can we access your assets? “and they sent them to us. It was a great help.” explains Wells.
Neil Druckmann instead told an anecdote of another collaboration between the two studios, which has benefited both The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima. “Another thing that comes to mind when we were talking with Sucker Punch and we were discussing about a horse mo-cap from The Last of Us Part 2 and were looking for ways to do it and they said something like” Oh , we’re doing the same thing for Ghost of Tsushima too. We redouble our efforts. “Making the moc-cap for a large animal is a challenge, and we were able to tackle the problem together using similar data, in some cases the exact same data for both games.”
Meanwhile, Naughty Dog is recruiting new developers to create a multiplayer “cinematic experience”.