The Last of Us was one of the most significant titles ever released, according to principal voice actor Troy Baker.
In a chat earlier today with Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty on Kinda Funny Games’ live Twitch channel, the veteran actor (and voice of the game’s protagonist, Joel) said: “I think The Last of Us was one of the most important games for gaming, period, just for the mainstream reach that it had… The thing that I’m so happy about with The Last of Us: Remastered is the fact that so much of that world plays a part in that story, so to be able to really finally see in full-res the painstaking detail [the developers] put into that game – that really speaks to you, that informs you about the world and the experience.”
Baker, who will also appear in Naughty Dog’s upcoming epic adventure, Uncharted 4, added: “I think it went hand-in-hand with the fact that story became so important, and people were trying to figure it out.”
Baker paid tribute to the game’s development team, who he said he “put so much trust into”, and specifically lead writer Neil Druckmann, who he admitted he “butted heads” with on a creative level on many occasions during the production of the hit survival horror game.
His interview comes on the same day Sony announced that all 500GB PS4 consoles are to be bundled with The Last of Us: Remastered.