The Last of Us: Left Behind goes half-off as Naughty Dog sits for roundtable interview

The head honchos at Naughty Dog are the latest to sit down for a round of Conversations with Creators with host Wil Wheaton to discuss The Last of Us and the Uncharted series. Meanwhile, The Last of Us: Left Behind is getting a special week-long discount.

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Naughty Dog has consistently been one of the most reliable game developers under the PlayStation umbrella. The studio created one of the best games of recent years with 2013's The Last of Us and is currently hard at work on 2016's Uncharted 4. But the heads of the developer took some time out for a roundtable interview to look back at Joel and Ellie's tale of survival and look ahead to Nathan Drake's next adventure.

The latest episode of Conversations with Creators with host Wil Wheaton goes into the various approaches to the making of The Last of Us and the Uncharted games, including characterization, choices, motion capture production, and cinematics. It also goes into the differences in tone between the dystopic The Last of Us and the adventurous Uncharted, as well as why applying certain principles from The Last of Us into Uncharted 4 isn't quite as simple as it sounds.

With the latest episode of Conversations with Creators also comes some tie-in news. Those that own the original PlayStation 3 version of The Last of Us will receive the three multiplayer packs included in the PS4 remaster today for no extra charge. Meanwhile, those that have yet to pick up The Last of Us: Left Behind can do so today at a discounted rate. Both the PS4 and PS3 versions of the standalone story are available for 50 percent off from now until July 20.

Check out the full 37-minute episode of Conversations with Creators below.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

From The Chatty

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      July 14, 2015 11:03 AM

      I LOVE this format.

      Also so glad that I also (like Wil) succumbed to the hype and finally played The Last Of Us (PS4, remastered) last year and got past my general dislike of "zombie" stuff and beat that game (and went right into the DLC the next day).

      Can't say it any better than Wil did in his opening.

      Being an Uncharted fanboy, I was thinking they had a lot to live up to with The Last Of Us. But as it turns out, the next Uncharted has a lot to live up to after TLoU.