As we all know that before the game was released, there there were massive The Last Of Us Part 2 leaks on the internet. The Leaks had all the details about the game and its “so-called” disappointing story. Likewise, the fan base after hearing about the story and leaks, started mini protests. Fans simply declined to accept the game, and It was a nightmare for The Last Of Us Part 2’s reputation.
The leaks exposed the story completely. A user on Twitter posted pictures of Joel Bleeding after being beaten by the Golf Stick. Similarly, the user posted many pictures of the game’s LGBT content, and fans were not happy regarding the game’s genre.
Naughty Dog responded to the leaks and said that they were very disappointed seeing the leaks. On the other hand, when the game was ready to be released. Neil Druckmann said that the true plot of The Last Of Us Part 2 has not been leaked yet, which was in fact a lie.
Now Naughty Dog’s Creative Director Neil Druckmann shared his thoughts on the leaks.
“The thing that was really hard was when the leaks happened and you see that scene came out,” Druckmann said, referencing Joel’s death at the hands of Abby. “The love that people have for this character, and that’s all they have is that, and [the fact you] then play as the person that killed them. And they lose their shit. Understandably. Then we just have to sit there for two months being like, ‘There’s more to it, but we can’t say anything right now’. They just live with that frustration and anger. That was hard. That was really fucking hard.”
“It was one of the worst days of my life when the leak happened. I saw it happen in real time. I saw when it hit YouTube. We’re all panicking, asking them to take it down. Then there’s a lag so it takes like an hour to take it down. It had maybe a thousand views when it all got taken down. Then you just sit there and your fucking heart sinks, and you’re like, ‘It’s out there, it’s only a certain amount of time until it blows up’. A few hours later it’s everywhere and you’re starting to get hate on every social media you’re on, and soon that turns into death threats, anti-Semitic remarks, and just craziness I never could have anticipated. I knew people would get upset at a character they love dying. I never thought it would reach this kind of hate? I don’t know how to describe it, even. Frustration?”