Neil Druckmann revealed in an interview with Variety that The Last of Us almost didn’t get an expansion to introduce more about Ellie’s past and bring in the character’s mother as the lead.. The creator of one of the most successful games in the history of the gaming industry said that it was very close to the launch for lovers of the title.
“There was a point where we almost made it as DLC, but it never came to fruition,” Druckmann said of the expansion that never happened.
However, Druckmann stated that some things did not go as planned for the DLC release. The expansion would be similar to what players saw in the Left Behind DLC., where it was possible to learn more about Ellie’s past. The big difference would be the mother of the character as the main protagonist of the plot.
“I wrote a short story after we had already released the game. It was supposed to be an animated short, but it didn’t quite work out and it never got done. There was a point where we almost did it as DLC, but it never came to fruition.” ”, Neil Druckmann said when making a mystery about what would have led to the non-release of the expansion.
The actress who gives life to Ellie’s mother is the same as the one from the game
Instead of letting it go once and for all, Druckmann showed that he never stopped thinking about the possibility of better presenting Ellie’s mother to the public. Precisely for this reason, he chose to make a live action adaptation. In this way, it is possible that The Last of Us series will bring many details not yet discovered by players about the character’s mother.
In the series, Ashley Johnson played Ellie’s mother. She was the mother of the character in the original games, which she ended up marrying very well with Druckmann’s initial idea. She even seemed happier that she was brought “to life in a more beautiful and poetic way”, making her finally present herself to the public the way the game creator believes she should be.
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