The Last of Us: Part II Limited Edition Console
The Last of Us: Part II
Limited Edition Console
In close partnership with Neil Druckman and the Art Director, John Sweeney. I was tasked with helping the studio design something unique, interesting, personal and truly one of a kind for The Last of Us: Part II
Over two years of work went into creating a variety of designs and multiple conversations with our close partners and producers at Sony.
John Sweeney, Art Director at Naughty Dog, shared some background and inspiration behind the design
When we first revealed The Last of Us Part II, we had no idea how quickly fans would embrace Ellie’s tattoo. Within a day, we started seeing real-life versions showing up on social media and fans have been sharing photos of their new tattoos with us week after week ever since.
When the opportunity arose to create a custom PS4 Pro for The Last of Us Part II, I worked with our graphic designer at the time, Angel Garcia, and we considered a few different ideas, but we kept coming back to Ellie’s tattoo. By that point, it had become a symbol of the game and for the community–much like the Firefly logo in the first game. It was the clear choice, but we wondered: what if it could be engraved? It hadn’t been done before, so we weren’t sure it was even possible, but thanks to the incredible efforts of the teams at PlayStation, we found a way.
The result is something we feel is really special–a design that honors the passion of our incredible fans and that we ourselves would be proud to own.
We can’t wait for you to see it in person and for you to experience The Last of Us Part II for yourselves!