GR-UK: GRTV tracked down the person responsible for The Last of Us leak in Uncharted 3 during our interview sessions at Sony's lounge at E3.
"I prefer the term 'easter egg'", laughs Naughty Dog game designer and culprit Anthony Newman, after he confessed to outing the game early.
"At the time I was still working on Uncharted 3 and I saw the development work being done on The Last of Us," Anthony explains. "I was super-exicted about that project, so I wanted to have a little hint in Uncharted 3, sort of tying the two games together.
"Originally at that time I think we were going to announce the game at that year's E3. So Uncharted would have come out well after the announcement of the last of us. But we decided to change our announce date to the VGAs. So Uncharted 3 was already out by that time, and people found the newspaper in the London pub, saying 'scientists are baffled by deadly fungus'."
Newman shakes his head in remembrance. "I thought i was going to get fired. Thankfully I wasn't."