The Last of Us 2 Director Discusses Online Vitriol

“You just have to deal with it”.

The Last of Us: Part II, for lack of a better phrase, has pissed some people off. Whatever your opinion on the game – and you’re welcome to share your impressions in our full spoiler discussion – we’d like to hope you were able to express yourself without resorting to posting personal insults on the Internet. Unfortunately, many can’t resist the opportunity to be aggressive, obnoxious, and downright disgusting – and it’s something Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann has discussed as part an interview with ex-Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime.

“I think you have to create some separation to say, we made this game, we believe in this game, we’re proud of this game, now it’s out there and it’s like whatever reaction people have – whether they like it or not – that’s fair. That’s their reaction and you don’t fight that,” he started. “The other thing with the more hateful stuff, the more vile stuff, that’s a little harder. It’s especially harder when I see it happening to team members or cast members who play a particular character in the game.”

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