The Last of Us Part II Unreal Graphics
The Last of Us Part II was one of the games that was promoted at E3, where it was met by what can be called a very enthusiastic response. In part, this is because it has been some time since its predecessor came out in 2013, meaning that there are a lot of people who are eager to see what comes next. However, it should be noted that there were a lot of people who were impressed by what they saw, with the graphics of The Last of Us Part II being a particular stand-out.
Is The Last of Us Part II Looking Too Good to Be True?
With that said, there has been something of a fuss over the graphics of The Last of Us Part II. In short, it has been known for some time that graphics was going to be one of the points that the people behind The Last of Us Part II was going to focus on. In fact, the creative director Neil Druckmann outright stated that he wanted to do better than the much-acclaimed Horizon: Zero Dawn, which he named as the standard by which to measure things in this regard.
As a result, while plenty of people were impressed by the graphics of The Last of Us Part II, there are also plenty of people who are skeptical about whether the trailer provided interested individuals with a faithful representation of what they can expect from the final product. Since The Last of Us Part II is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, that eliminates the need to be concerned about trailer footage reflecting maximum settings on a much more powerful computer than what most people have at their disposal.
However, it is not exactly unknown for developers to touch up their trailer footage for the purpose of making their products look better, whether by blatant falsehood or by failing to make it clear that the footage isn’t reflective of game-play footage.
Due to this, while the concerns over The Last of Us Part II looking too good might be a bit panicky at this point in time, they are not wholly unreasonable in nature. In fact, it is amusing to note that the head of Eidos Montreal David Anfossi actually accused the people behind The Last of Us Part II of having faked their trailer footage, which might be rooted in the fact that his Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the other big survival-themed action-adventure game that was shown off at E3.
With that said, Anfossi has since apologized because accusing someone of faking their presentation is a move in serious bad taste when there is no real evidence to back it up, particularly when it comes to a competitor. While consumers aren’t and shouldn’t be held to the same standards, a similar sentiment holds true in the sense that it is still too early to speculate about whether The Last of Us Part II is real or not because this is something that is bound to come out sooner rather than later.