For anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to watch the panel, here’s the stuff they talk about:
Neil says the theme of the game is hate
We’re playing as Ellie in the game
Ashley says she missed playing Ellie but didn’t realize just how much until they started shooting the trailer
Troy and Ashley say they’ve had to lie so much the past two years
Ellie is 19 now
Neil says that he knows people are worried about this spoiling the first game and all that and says they all feel the same but that nobody loves the characters more than they do and that they wouldn’t do it unless they felt the idea was right
Neil says he played with the idea of new characters but it never felt right because TLOU is about Joel and Ellie
Asks fans to put their trust in them because “we’re gonna do right by you”
Troy says Joel is the character he misses the most and finds himself thinking about the most. He also talks about how he almost didn’t audition for Joel.
Neil sent Ashley the trailer scene two years ago and the actual trailer was shot a year and a half ago
They’re gonna hold off on giving a release date until they’re certain about it
Gustavo Santaolalla is returning!!
Neil says that Joel and Ellie are the heart of TLOU and he can’t see it without them