The Last Of Us: Ellie an AI companion


As well as the new The Last Of Screens that GI released last night, a few scraps of info teased out as well. Ellie will be an AI companion in the game and her AI is apparently “one of [Naughty Dog's] primary areas of focus. GI, who have seen the game in action, said “In our demo she always managed to keep up, yet stay out of the way. She didn’t seem to need any babysitting at all.” Well done Ellie, have a biscuit. 

Other bits of info include the fact that weapons will degrade and break, forcing you to constantly scavenge for new ones, and the game is set, at least in part, in Pittsburg. There’s also new art showing Joel with a gas mask suggesting there may be contaminated areas to worry about.

Thanks GI