Edited by Julien Z. I took some Ellie artwork, cut it off,changed the colour, pased it in some abandoned tlouish place, cut the hud from an ingame screen off and thats it :)
Now my expectations are too high... sorry for making this :(
Is that Elena? Lol :P
It looks like someone else too me, blonde with very different facial features. I like that visual style. Kind of like a cross between Uncharted 4's visuals and Dreams from Media Molecule, with a bit of Dark Sorcerer in there. If ND just focused on the visuals and kept the gameplay in the same ballpark as The Last of Us then I think that could be doable at 1080p 30fps on PS4. No doubt ND would want to push for more physics features, added crafting, with more raw materials usable from the environment, tonnes of more areas to explore and paths to take through the world ala Uncharted 4 compared to all of the past ND PS3 games. I'd expect a step up from Uncharted 4, hell in the next PS4 released after Uncharted 4 I wouldn't be shocked if they could optimize their use of the hardware to achieve 1080p 60FPS on a game with Uncharted 4 level visuals and gameplay or even real time visuals on a par with the cut scenes like the intro or the ending where we see how amazing Elena and the others look now. That's all rendered in real time on PS4, but the gameplay sections drop a bit with LOD.
Graphics played a big part in drawing you into the TLOU world and story making the experience even more real, TLOU was amazing for a PS3 game the PS4 will only make the world even more believable, if they can hit the same notes of the original this will be huge game this gen. A next gen Clicker heading towards me, (shudders)
i actually made another one. you can find the new snow screen in the link
People are so stupid, they see these pictures and many of them still think it could be better. Of course because they think there's no end to what PS4 can do!!! Talk about totally blinded by fanboyism Truth is, these are probably photos of a real life room and not the The Last of Us 2 or any other game will ever be able to match it.
@ Lightning Mr Bubbles Ok... Do you have played the PT demo?
Let's be realistic, this game won't come till the end of this generation like its predecessor, I'd rather looking to uncharted 4
where are you getting this analysis? There is no reason to believe this as it's only had one game.
Well ND has 2 studios, one for Uncharted series and the other one for the last of us. So im sure they are already working on it. Expect an announcment in 2017 and release date in 2018, 2 years after UC4.
That's actually not very realistic, for one thing as a studio Naughty Dog only had like 80-100 staff at the beginning of the 7th gen, they have over 270 people working there now. Second they have a very well optimized engine for PS4. Thirdly they're drawing to the end of Nathan Drake's story, The Last of Us is already a fleshed out new franchise, with a single release in that new IP under their belt and they're now very familiar with the PS4, something that took them until Uncharted 2 to begin to make decent use of it, this is the case before even their 1st major PS4 exclusive is out. If anything we'll be getting The Last of Us 2 next, a year or 2 after Uncharted 4 comes out. Most likely Naughty Dog has a small team already working on pre-production and even some early prototyping, with a small of 20 odd people, hell they may even have a bigger amount of guys working on it than that, so that they can get their next game out in around a year, possibly at the end of 2017 at the latest. I would think we'll probably get at least 2 games in The Last of Us series and a completely new IP from ND in the PS4's life and the studio will steadily grow to be an even bigger asset at Sony. Game development nowadays has gotten to a point where a huge studio like ND have iterated so much on their tools and assets that really it's like refining features to be even better, without having to start from scratch all the time and that generally makes game development a much quicker process. 4 AAA games in a 7 year generation, on one of the most difficult consoles to develop for should show you how unlikely it will be that an IP they've already created can possible take another 4-5 years to release. By 2019 when we maybe hear about the next Playstation ND will have at least 2 more major releases behind them and they'll be closing in on getting their 4th or maybe even their 5th PS4 game out. Not counting remasters.
@ Nekroo91 That is true but Druckmann and Straley are working on Uncharted 4. TloU wouldn't be the same without them.
@Kalebninja I think he's saying that because naughty dog doesn't crap out sequels like the Activisions and EAs of the world so the next last of us game will have at least a couple years development after uncharted.
How unrealistic can you be? This is a photo of a real abondended hotel, with a girl and some HUD cut in. There's no way it can look like this, although the game will sure look really good.
i know what it is i made it and that girl is from an tlou artwork made by ND and it was a joke that i will be disappointed if you want the real art with ellie: http://www.videogamesartwor... i just hope it can come close... with a good artstyle it could be possible in a few years on ps4
It's not even a good concept.
I don't understand how this is news. Here's some random pics I put together and they are so good that I'll be dissapointed when the real thing drops. Geez.
Don't ever doubt Naughty Dog
@DeletedACC I know right :/
The should be, but I feel ND will make it way better looking then this lol. Nice photobashing btw. You did a good job conveying the The Last Of Us art direction
thank you !
@Deleted- your welcome. You just need to adjust the lighting on her and clean up a little edges and your fine. Keep it up.
Don't apologize, Naughty Dog can do better :p
How did a forums post get approved lol ?
What type of narcissistic asshole thinks his work is better than ND. What type of narcissistic idiot is the first to comment in his own submission, especially with a self sucking high five comment like that. I almost feel embarrassed for you, almost. Hack.
Would think looking at Horizon Zero Dawn, either matching or rising expectations up a notch or two from there, the more saner thing to do than the wild speculation on display here.
Looking at upcoming titles i'd say it can come shockingly close especially given it's linearity.
I personally hope for a new set of characters!
new set of characters but also bring back Ellie
I want an older Ellie (17-18 yrs old), I'm hoping they don't go open world and just stay with the semi openness from the last of us. Furthermore, would love seeing how certain animals get infected as well. Hopefully we also get more of the encounters where you have to battle hunters and the infected together like in the left behind DlC.
Its Naughty Dog... of course it will be a linear, scripted, interactive QTE.
You forgot to mention classic.
What's so bad about Linear games? We don't always have to explore the world...
Never a dull moment with desperate Andrew. You're not turning people off Naughty Dog games and you're not selling Xbox One with your embarrassing comments. Give it a rest. Over 200 GOTY awards and critical player acclaim disagree with your insistence on acting stupid, so do yourself a favor and stop.
Have you ever played a Naughty Dog game? QTEs are a Quantic Dream and God of War thing.
Intetactive QTE? wtf are you smoking? They haven't released an interactive qte game before, insignificant troll.
Is your butt sore?
Looks like someone has never played a Naughty Dog game before.
Funny how Spotie comment is considered "Off-topic" and nothing happens with the troll comment, and it's not the first time coming from this guy.
Naw I hope if goes open world like what other franchises have done lately and its been done so well like witcher 3 and metal gear solid like id like to create own fort or some have some kind of building up community finding people to help you out and live amongst each other.
Man The Last Of Us 2 on the PS4 will be freaking amazing!!!!!!!!! I can't wait
Would absolutely love another last of us game. Heres to hoping we hear something about it next year if not the next.
That would be the best looking game ever.
Should look like for a movie right? No way a video game is coming close to those visuals. Let alone on PC currently.
have you not seen Until dawn? Or even The order? Games wont look like real life for at least another decade but they will look very good regardless.
Both of those games look pretty bad. They have glaring frame rate issues. I would take the fox engine graphics at 60 fps over those cdi games.
I really hope the character models don't look like that.
The Last of Us 2 is a mistake, I'm telling you please dont do it. Move on to something else naughty dog and let this stand alone as one of the greatest games if not THE greatest game ever made.
They said they aren't making a sequel unless they have a great idea for a story and run with it. The last of Us was a wonderful addition to 2012 and it remastered on ps4 made it better. Trust in Naughty Dog
Stand back....someone is new to business!!!!
I can't wait till The Last of Us 2!!! Anything by Naughty dog is great!!!
It would literally run below 10 fps.
You know I'm right ;)
That looks awesome! and with the currrent gen graphics that i've seen.. I believe it can look just like that.
That HUD indicates one thing... you're too scared to play on Grounded. :P
TLOU the most over rated piece of boring game I've ever played lol. The only reason I continued to play was thanks to Ellie and Joel. But man was the game play boring, a poor excuse for a stealth shooter.
You're clearly in the minority but to each his taste ;) I personally though the gameplay was incredible. One of the best experiences to date.
The person that made that art is 1 talented sud a b****. Someone needs to hire them immediately.. lol As talented as Naughty God is, I wouldn't be surprised if The Last of Us 2 actually ended up looking like this.
I think he just cut and paste. You don't need mad skills for that.
Its called photobashing, most concept artist if not all photobash in some form as their job is to convey an idea, not do traditional art. What is being done is not really that hard, the real work comes from the ability of hiding it, arrangement of lighting etc http://news.nationalgeograp... Consider this was pretty much done with the exception of the girl, window and a few changes. Its decent, but needs a lot of work. But in a nut shell ,that is w hat concept art is...the conveying of an idea. Tyhe concept artist job is to convey a world, they need reference, they don't' get "kool" points for doing it all by free hand... They really don't care, this is not about doing anything from 100% scratch as that isn't the point of concept art. Concept art, is not to be seen the same as traditional art where those ideas of working from scratch are valued. Even the lighting on her head needs some work. (wrong angel) https://s-media-cache-ak0.p...
As someone who does a lot of imaging editing for a gaming website, this is not at all that impressive. It's pretty beginner level to be honest (not trying to sound rude there, but that's simply just the case). The creator of this image took existing TLOU environment art (or rather as the author said "pas[t]ed it in some abandoned tlouish place" whatever that means) and just and made that the background, "took some Ellie artwork" and made that a new layer, used the magic wand tool to cut out the Edges around Ellie (you can tell by the horrible jagged lines along the bottom of her coat), and adjusted colors here and there. Also used the magic wand tool and pasted some interface elements. This is about 3 minutes of work (probably 10 - 15 for a beginner). I'm find it really humorous that this has so much traction and positive comments for this post as it's a pretty bad edit job in my opinion, there is nothing unique or astounding here - it's just a very quick photoshop that you'd see on a forum page, not the front page of N4G. Perhaps people didn't read the article description and think the author actually edited all of this from scratch, lol
As a concept artist myself, I agree. Not being rude either, this person needs to hear the truth to progress in their craft. Mind you, that wand tool would have helped a whole lot with those edges if used correctly. They need a bit more practice, but honesty will really help. I know that for years, being honest with what I could or couldn't do helped more then just ignoring it. I agree to that most don't get the medium and don't fully get what concept art actually is and the purpose of it is. Knowing how to properly photobash can be a HUGE skill if one wants to enter the creative direction side or concept side of gaming. Though I'm independent and don't wish to ever have an employer, if I was seeking commercial work, I would want to know what I was doing wrong. At 27 years old and drawling most of my life, I wish I took the time to be honest with my skills 15 years ago vs dealing with them today. If only I knew today, what I could have learned back then. What your saying is true and will only help their development from here on out.
Naughty Dog should change things up one year and make something thats not linear. Could you imagine The Last Of Us 2 thats open world. Probably jaw dropping.
Who knows, that could be what they are doing.
Not everything has to be open world.
Is this news ? W T Major F
So it should look like I Am Legend... Again.
Good job N4G. Posting fan made screens as click bait.
not sure if that qualifies as "clickbait" does it? I mean, we are fans. we should be able to fantasize no?