Following today’s announcement of The Last of Us: Part II at PlayStation Experience 2016, Naughty Dog director and writer Neil Druckmann shared a few details about its story and how it differs from the first game.
During a panel for the highly anticipated sequel at PSX, Druckmann said “Ellie is the star” this time around. He also revealed that Part II takes place several years after the first game, with Ellie now 19 years old.
Druckmann also discussed narrative direction of Part II, noting that while the first title was a story about love, the sequel will serve as a “counter” to that. In fact, the director went so far as to say, “this story is about hate.”