"The Last of Us" was inspired by a nature documentary. According to Neil Druckmann, who is the creative director for the new game, he was looking for a fresh way to "wipe out humanity" and found it in a BBC documentary series called "Planet Earth", which depicted the freaky effects of the Cordyceps fungus.
The Cordyceps fungus invades its insect hosts, and replaces their insides in order to reproduce itself. Neil says the idea popped into his head almost immediately... "what if they made the jump to humans?"
A scary thought, which might make for a pretty freaky video game! Now if only I had a playstation.
Check out the game trailer below:
Aim high. Run fast.
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