Fun fact: Naughty Dog’s seminal work, The Last of Us, won over 230 Game of the Year awards last year. Clearly a lot of effort went into making this game, and now you can see exactly how much was required to get the job done.
Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog have teamed up with film team Area 5 to produce a feature length documentary on the making of the game. Area 5 calls the documentary “a love letter to the trials of exploring new territory,” which is rather fitting considering the themes, technology and methods explored in the game and its development.
If you’ve got 90 minutes to kill and you can count the amount of times a stuffed giraffe appeared in The Last of Us, then this film is for you. Get comfortable and hit the jump. If you’d rather not sit and watch a 90 minute YouTube video, then fret not: Sony and Area 5 are “working on additional ways for you to view Grounded in its entirety”. We’ll keep you posted.