As The Last of Us Part 2 strides back in the spotlight thanks to its recently released PS5 remaster, developer Naughty Dog has announced an arrival date for the game’s previously confirmed making-of documentary, which will be available to watch on YouTube from Friday, 2nd February.
Grounded 2: Making The Last of Us Part 2 is (as its name very much implies) the sequel to Naughty Dog’s original Grounded documentary, which charted the «dogged development and unique philosophy» of the first Last of Us game when it released in 2015.
This follow-up almost didn’t happen, with filming being forced to wrap up prematurely when the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, but the footage (which goes back to The Last of Us Part 2’s early days in 2016) has now been revisited and assembled into an 85-minutes behind-the-scenes feature charting the sequel’s development.
To celebrate Grounded 2’s arrival on YouTube next Friday (there’s a trailer here, but it’s extremely game-spoilery so proceed with caution), Naughty Dog is releasing an update for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered that’ll include additional new skins for Ellie and Abby, presumably for use in the main game and roguelike survival mode No Return mode.
No Return is, of course, one of several new features included in The Last of US 2 Remastered, arriving alongside the likes of a Guitar Free Play mode, a behind-the-scenes campaign commentary track, enhanced visuals and more. Digital Foundry called the recent PlayStation 5 release a «successful, though not boundary-pushing» remaster, while Eurogamer contributor Vikki Blake had good things to say about the overall package, writing, «Even with a tale as bleak as this one, I need no excuse to justify spending a little quality time again with one of the greatest games of a generation.»