Neil Druckmann, director of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (which you can preorder with this page on Amazon), was part of a panel at PlayStation Experience (that was shown during a live stream) in which he made some interesting comments when answering questions by fans. One of the more fascinating revelations was that Ellie was going to adopt a dog as a pet in The Last of Us. Naught Dog created some cool concept art for canine but, unfortunately, did not have enough time to add it into the videogame.
As for the live action movie adaption, he said the film is easier to work on as he does not have to worry about the gameplay. At the same time, he does have to deal with some new constraints such as being limited to two hours. With games, he could explore more side characters, have more side stories and have players take in more of the environment. With the movie, on the other hand, the storytelling is a lot more restrictive as every word and sentence spoken are important due to the short length.
Neil Druckmann also mentioned that having computer-generated visuals never crossed his mind when planning for The Last of Us movie. He personally thinks that it would be too close to the game. Instead, he would rather see some changes to the story and have it reinterpreted with different actors and directors.
Also during the panel, he revealed that his favorite video game was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in addition to picking Castlevania as the game he most like to remake.
Neil Druckmann’s newest game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, comes out for the PlayStation 4 in 2015.