Naughty Dog refuses to push Ellie to the back of The Last Of Us boxart
Naughty Dog has stated that they refused suggestions to remove Ellie, the main female character in The Last Of Us from the game's box artwork.
The Last Of Us creative director Neil Druckmann confessed in a recent interview that there had been discussions about the prominence of Ellie on the cover of the game box and the possibility of pushing her to the back in favour of the male main character Joel.
The voice of Ellie, Ashley Johnson also weighed in on the conversation. She began, "I feel like they don't put women on the covers because they're afraid that it won't sell. It's all gamers really know - and I don't want to be sexist by any means - but I get the feeling, generally, that they think game's won't sell as well with a woman on the cover, compared to some badass dude on the front."
"I agree with what Ashley said," Druckmann added. "I believe there's a misconception that if you put a girl or a woman on the cover, the game will sell less. I know I've been in discussions where we've been asked to push Ellie to the back and everyone at Naughty Dog just flat-out refused."
The Last Of Us is due to be released on PS3 on May 7th in the US and most probably May the 10th in Europe.
- Possible dates for the Steam Summer Sale appear online
- Rise Of The Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 doesn't appear in Square Enix's financials for this year
- The Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week with new gear and rewards
- Titanfall developers Respawn won't be at E3 this year
- Destiny: Xur's location and stock for May 28th
- Destiny's Trials Of Osiris declared a success, Bungie bans cheaters
- FIFA 16 will throw women's teams into the mix
- New The Elder Scrolls Online trailer shows off the expansive world of Tamriel
- Batman: Arkham Knight gets a new 7-minute gameplay trailer