The first part of The Last of Us was released just a few days ago for the PlayStation 5, but fans are already dissecting, and thus discussing, every inch of his world.
One such discussion centers on a possible new IP address from Naughty Dog, which many believe will have a fantasy theme. It all started after spotting several posters with fantasy-like elements adorning the game’s walls.
The posters in question, which can be seen below, show images of a horse resembling a Pegasus, a dragon, and a warrior:
Fans are speculating that the art in TLOU1 signifies Naughty Dog’s new IP. Apparently it would be a fictional place.
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It’s not much, but it’s enough to make tongues wagging about what the future might hold for the Last of Us developer.
One enthusiastic follower wrote on seeing these images: “The fantasy game Naughty Dog on PS5 is such a dream. Run this straight through my veins.”
“An open world fantasy game (something like The Witcher 3) from ND?? This will be [a] A dream come true.”
is over redditSome have suggested The Last of Us was similarly teased in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, so such a move isn’t unusual for Naughty Dog.
Fans previously speculated that Naughty Dog’s future projects could have a fancy for them after the team’s first concept artist Hyoung Nam uploaded three new works to their works. ArtStation in early 2021.
Titled Women of the North, the first of these images shows a warrior sitting on the head of a slain dragon.
However, once rumors of a new Naughty Dog fantasy IP started making headlines, Nam quickly stated that the images were meant to be a tribute to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and had nothing to do with anything going on in the developers. Then keep updating the image descriptions.
However, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla doesn’t have any dragons in it, which makes many assume that this explanation was actually a hoax from the Naughty Dog artist.
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