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This coming Sunday, the primary season of The Final of Us will conclude, and anybody that’s performed the sport will probably be getting ready themselves for an emotionally fraught hour of tv that’s assured to launch a thousand debates. Season two is already confirmed, tackling 2020’s PlayStation 4 hit The Final of Us Half II.
We gained’t get into what’s coming for Joel and Ellie, save to say there are a lot of good the explanation why we ought to be very excited for the present to return. If it sticks carefully to that recreation’s story it’s going to generate controversy simply as the sport did three years in the past.
Troy Baker, who performed Joel within the recreation and appeared in final evening’s episode, can’t wait. In an interview with Selection, Baker revealed whether or not he thinks season two goes to comply with the identical course that had players up in arms.
“Hopefully the identical. As a result of it’ll present that we did the story justice. It’s similar to the ending of Half I. Adore it or hate it — if in case you have an opinion on it, then we did our job. Going ahead, there will probably be extra moments like that so that you can wrestle with.”
The story of Half II cut up opinion within the gaming group, although a giant a part of that was as a result of a barely garbled leak of the story emerged just a few months earlier than the June 2020 launch and infuriated followers. When the sequel got here out, most agreed that its story surpassed the primary recreation in scope and ambition, however even three years later there’s nonetheless a subset of players grinding an axe towards it on the weirder corners of the web.
We completely beloved Half II, and might’t wait to see how Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann adapt it for tv, even when there are nerves about how TV viewers are going to answer it. We’re additionally curious whether or not HBO will soften among the story’s rougher edges, however contemplating how trustworthy the primary season has been, there’s confidence it’ll be executed justice.
Earlier than that comes the season one finale on Mar. 12, and you may count on social media to blow up within the aftermath.