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Throughout our month of coverage for The Last of Us, the team at Naughty Dog has stressed the importance of subtlety and intensity both in the story and gameplay. Phil Kovats is the man responsible for setting that tone with the audio of the game. As the audio lead for The Last of Us, Phil plans on using audio not only to submerge players in the world but also to have a significant impact on how they engage the enemies of the game. Watch the video below to learn how Phil Kovats' work on everything from God of War 3 to Flow has prepared him to take advantage of the new sound propagation tech to make sure that the audio for The Last of Us leaves a lasting impression.
Mirroring the focused and subtle sound design for the game is the plan for the music. Watch the video below to learn about Naughty Dog's approach to music in The Last of Us, which Oscar-winning composer they have onboard, and to hear some of the music from the game.
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I like what I heard from the soundtrack.
I love these video features, but it makes the wait for Last of Us even harder.
AWESOME!. Gustavo Santaolalla will make the Soundtrack?. As an argentinian myself i will go an say, congrats!. He really knows how to add feeling and nostalgic to his music.
This game is going to be EPIC!!!!
Having to react to sound will make it feel very much like a stealth game opposed to a shoot-'em-up game. My excitement is simply mounting.
This is very impressive stuff and makes me want to get a ps3. Alas, I don't have the money.
Soundtracks are those little things that take a game from good to great, especially in the case of atmospheric games like TLoU. I'm so excited for this game.
I CANT WAIT FOR THIS GAME!