Spoiler: While this news piece won't touch on story details in any way, it shows and describes one of The Last of Us: Part II's collectables, so you might want to avoid this if you want to go in completely dark!
Naughty Dog is well-known for including collectables and Easter Eggs that reference the studio's other franchises in its games, but The Last of Us: Part II takes it to another level by adding collectables referencing the team itself. One of these is a very obvious nod to the game's director and writer, Neil Druckmann, and interestingly enough how both he and the studio, in general, is known for so-called crunching. A very fascinating choice considering how many feel about the subject, so we'll let you be the judge after reading the description and watching the video below.
Real name: Dr. Uckmann
Affiliation: The New Dogs
Once a well-respected researcher, Doctor Uckmann's questionable experiments in the realm of pushing humans limits saw him ostracised from the scientific community. Even the morally-compromised Laurent Foucault of SPARK Laboratories found his work dubious. Undeterred, Uckmann continued his work in secret, creating super-AI to do his bidding and protect his research while he and The New Dogs stage high-tech heists to fund it all. Constantly moving his lab location so no one can find him, he longs for the day where his subjects will be treated as equals.
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