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Neil Druckman, Co-President of Naughty Dog, Expresses Interest in Elden Ring's Narratives

Neil Druckman, Co-President of Naughty Dog, Expresses Interest in Elden Ring's Narratives
Neil Druckman, co-president of Naughty Dog, shares that he has become intrigued by the storytelling of games like Elden Ring.

Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann expresses his interest in games that do not use traditional narrative to tell a story, such as Elden Ring. This information is provided by Neil Druckmann in a recent interview regarding The Last of Us getting an HBO TV series.

Recently, Neil Druckmann has made headlines in the gaming world for defending himself against false leaks from Naughty Dog, suggesting that The Last of Us 3 might be in the works, and teasing concept art for The Last of Us Factions 2 Multiplayer. Currently, Naughty Dog fans are eagerly awaiting any news from the PlayStation studio, and it appears Druckmann is giving more details on strategies for creating future games' narratives.

Neil Druckmann stated in an interview with The Washington Post that he is inspired by non-traditional storytelling techniques used in video games like Inside and Elden Ring. It is "some of the best joy I get out of games that trust their audience to figure things out," he continues. Druckmann, on the other hand, notes that much of The Last of Us' best storytelling is found in the cinematic interactions and adds that he does not intend to remove dialogue or cutscenes from upcoming releases but rather to move things forward while attempting new, different ideas, even if some of the fanbase do not like them.

Naughty Dog has experience telling stories about the environment. There are numerous instances of survivors' subplots in The Last of Us games that are told through notes and descriptions of places in the world. In The Last of Us Part 1, players can piece together the tale of a sailor by the name of Ish by finding all the previous notes. Much of the history between The Seraphites and WLF is revealed in The Last of Us Part 2's notes that are left all over Seattle.

Especially if rumors of The Last of Us 3 are true, incorporating From Software's distinctive storytelling style into Naughty Dog games would be a great improvement. The aforementioned use of environmental storytelling is something Naughty Dog is accustomed to, and giving players more freedom to piece together information fits with the series' exploration of mature themes. Neil Druckmann has not yet revealed the projects Naughty Dog is working on, but he has said that the team is very eager to share more information when it is appropriate. For the time being, fans can anticipate learning more about Factions 2 Multiplayer this year in honor of the franchise's 10th anniversary.

Elden Ring is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: The Washington Post

Author: Maurice Hampton

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