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.
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.
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.