Sony as soon as tasked Oddfellows animation studio with creating an animated brief movie for The Final of Us. It’s since been cancelled. Supposedly, the challenge would’ve served as a 20-minute rundown of the primary title’s story with Joel and Ellie retelling their experiences, making ready audiences for the appearance of The Final of Us Half II. Now all that continues to be of the animated challenge are a lot of animation stills and storyboards that lately surfaced on-line.
Nerd4.life stumbled throughout the brief movie’s photos just a few days in the past on Oddfellows’ web site. Whereas the web page is not accessible to entry, it may be seen by way of Google Cache. (A quick clip and an entire host of the positioning’s photos have been posted on Imgur.) In line with the web page’s excerpts, in conceptualizing an emotional “Beforehand On” video, Oddfellows proposed a brief meant to “reinterpret every of the chapters of the sport with a singular visible therapy.”
Oddfellows additional defined that “utilizing singular narrative machine would enable us to bridge the kinds and journey seamlessly between the previous and current. Finally Sony determined to not transfer ahead with this challenge.” The reasoning behind Sony’s cancelling of the challenge will not be publicly identified at the moment.
For the movie’s narrative, Oddfellows deliberate to depict Joel and Ellie on a path “someplace between Jackson County and their subsequent journey.” Throughout their travels, the duo would discover artifacts that evoked sturdy reminiscences, in the end leading to a sequence of reminiscences that retold The Final of Us’ harrowing occasions in flashbacks.
This challenge appears to have been an fascinating concept within the making. A 20-minute brief would imply followers obtain a creatively designed refresher with new materials, whereas newcomers get a presumably impactful overview. We’re additionally left to query Sony’s authentic distribution plans. Would the movie have been uploaded to YouTube, packaged with The Final of Us Half II, or each? We might by no means know. Nonetheless, there’s nothing to counsel Sony gained’t produce the same challenge with both a unique staff or in-house at PlayStation Productions.
The Final of Us Half II involves PlayStation four on Might 29th.
[Source: Nerd4.life via GamesRadar]