Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann has poured cold water on rumours that popular characters from The Last of Us would be appearing in Fortnite as skins in the near future. Speculation began over the weekend after apparently prominent Fortnite leaker Shiina tweeted that skins of Joel and Ellie would be available in the Battle Royale title in September.
They then deleted the post once Druckmann quote tweeted them saying: "Love me some Fortnite… but there are no plans for this. False rumor." Popular PlayStation franchises like Horizon and God of War have been part of the online game in the past, but The Last of Us isn't joining the party.
With their tail between their legs, Shiina posted a TwitLonger explaining their side of the story. They supposedly heard from a dataminer that The Last of Us content could be coming to the game, and then shared this claim with a source that has had "perfect(!) accuracy" in the past. Apparently, there was so much information being passed around behind the scenes that it just had to be true!
Gaming "insiders", huh? "Once again, I deeply apologize to all those whom I have given false hope with this. It was not my intention, and in the future, I will not make this mistake, I promise," Shiina claims.
Thank god. Fortnite is so tacky.
Maybe the Leaker thinks all Sony PlayStation Characters will put in Fortnite though Sony is a Stakeholder of Epic that doesn’t mean all PlayStation Characters will put in there.
Well I suppose we had God of War skins in Fortnite, so the rumour is believable.
Not keen on Fortnite myself.
So is Fortnite still getting shot once and being sent back to the main menu...the BR concept is just boring me.
@TheArt no its shooting at someone and watching them construct a 500 ft castle in the space of 2 seconds, then you in response swiftly close the game.
@theMEGAniggle 😂😂 oh yeah that's exactly how I played it.
Fortnite gets so much hate for people who have never played it.
Others complain about the building but they have “Zero Build” game modes.
Personally a bit gutted these skins aren’t coming. I’d like more PlayStation skins to accompany Aloy, Kratos and Uncharted.
Delighted that one person in a ranking position won’t sell out to that trap game. Kids playing it and licensing characters above the suitability of the players. I hate fortnite with a passiom
That’s a shame ☹️ this collab would have given fans the true sequel to TLoU 1. Oh well.
@Jacko11 TBH the building is what sets it apart. You take that away and many people would rather play a good shooter like apex. Just wish there were tiers of building because it’s either people that are elite builders or not good at all, no in between.
'False rumor'... isn't a rumor inherintly ambiguous, isn't much ned to add false to it even if it's trendy 🥱 anyway, who actually cares, the game sold multiple 'hat packs' 🙄.
@Beyondclem you should probably go take a look at how much garbage micro transactions were attached to TLOU multiplayer 🤠
be an insult putting last of us on that game.
my nephew's play it im trying to show them better games more offline intact games not cut up and sold to you as dlc. these younger generations just dont know that theres games you just buy once and play. i dont like where gaming is headed.
@Jacko11 i have no pause button and bud ive built mad places in fallout 4 no build limit mod is a cracker.
if you enjoy fair play have a good one
'I deeply apologize to all those whom I have given false hope with this.' it's some bloody skins in Fortnite fgs lol
Personally I want a Helghast trooper skin more than anything else.
I’d literally never swap skins again if they included one.
It’s not like Sony is giving Killzone any love these days anyway.
And you’re right. People hate on the game way too much. In terms of microtransactions the game is pretty fair compared to many other games.
They could differentiate No-Build by adding cover mechanics.
They’re going to add a first person view at some point. To me that’s a waste of time. Fortnite’s shooting mechanics aren’t tight enough for that and it’ll be unfavorably compared to Warzone and Apex.
Instead, add snap cover and the ability to blind fire around it. That is all the game needs. The only other shooter that really plays with snap cover mechanics is Gears of War. There’s no BR game with it.
Isn't ND's next big game literally "Srs Fortnite in TLOU universe?" Why would anyone think they'd put TLOU of all things in their competitor's game? Uncharted or Jak would have been more believable since those don't have their own BR game. (That we know of.)
@OrtadragoonX could potentially make too many similarities with GTA Online, but it makes sense. And agreed, one of the major highlights for Fortnite for me is 3rd person.
My idea would be a snap build mode. These would be already preset builds you can place, you just need to mine enough materials for it. I don't know if they added that recently, last played it a while back. But this would be a great way to separate the elite builders from decent builders and also from people who don't want to build.
I find it hard to believe the skins won't pop up somewhere around the time of the show's release. That's just too much easy publicity/revenue to pass up.
Would be funny if it is indeed happening and they didn’t know about it.
Doubt. Neil is known to lie about leaks being true or false + there’s no way fortnite won’t have more tie ins for sony. 100% sure they go the uncharted route for both TLOU and twisted metal by adding the show/movie skins as a tie in with the styles being 2 game skins.
They haven’t. Me and my buddies played Build the other day for the first time in a while and dudes were still building 18 story tall structures in less than 3 seconds.
I gave up on the game for a long time. No build is what got me back into it. I never could get it down. I could build simple stuff fast, enough to get me out of a jam against players equal to me.
But then some sweat would always run up and literally build a maze around our entire squad and edit and close kill holes and shotgun us all to the death. It got infuriating because there’s just no way to compete against someone skilled in building.
In no build, we at least have a chance since tactics come more into play.
Fake rumor huh,....... Sooo....
Kinda like "rebuilt from the ground up for PS5?" ✌️
@OrtadragoonX and whats crazy is I remember when the battle royale just came out, the building was the most fun part. No one sweaty building like how hackers type in movies. Now when I play it has to be on no build. And even then I'd rather just play Apex.
The game isn't what it used to be for me but me and my friends made plenty memories back in 2017 with it. But I will defend the game because when it came out it was such a fresh and different experience.
Ahead!... A subtle hint as to what an Actual Cash grab is....
Could have charged £70 worth of in game currency for them as well. Opportunity missed.
Neil if you are reading this, I only have one thing to say:
Your mother is a hamster and smells of elderberries.
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