Scientists claim that The Last of Us Outbreak might happen in real life


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The Last of Us is a narrative-driven blockbuster of a game that lives in the memory of video game lore even now. It reached a legendary status so quickly, it’s essentially the new Godfather of video games. It’s even been revealed that the game will be showcased in a native 4K resolution on the upcoming PS4 pro. But ever played it and found it a little too close to home – maybe the woven story and its dynamic, realistic characters remind us of our real lives a bit too much. Especially when a world and story are built so impressively like The Last of Us was.

An annual fan celebrating of the game called “Outbreak Day” a research charity Welcome Trust gathered a number of researchers to discover the truth behind the outbreak of the virus in the game and if it could really happen in our real lives.

Source: www.gamepur.com

Source: www.gamepur.com

The charity note that the scenes of panic post-outbreak and the examples of a poorly executed evacuation are true to life and realistic real-life scenarios.

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Source: www.youtube.com

Alas, the charity also do note that a fungal infection as seen in the game is improbable. They believe this to be where the real science falls down in Naughty Dog’s game-changing IP. But still, it makes for a compelling game and a dangerously nail-biting story in which terrors lurk around every corner of the post-apocalyptic world.

The video by the charity which aims to highlight the real science behind the well-known game can be watched here:

It should be said that there is possibility of a sequel already in the works too. Maybe the second game in the series will become even more eerily realistic.

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