N is certainly one of the most popular software houses on the gaming scene, creating highly successful titles, which over the years have been particularly appreciated by the public and critics. Surely The Last of Us franchise falls into one of these. Starting in 2013, the year in which the team released on PS3 (and later on PS4) the highly regarded adventure of Joel ed Ellie, Naughty Dog has managed to earn the status of one of the most prestigious studios in the industry, along with Rockstar Games.
Although years have passed since the release of the previous chapter, according to the information that emerged from the GameAwards aggregator portal, which keeps track of statistical data relating to the GOTY winners, the entire TLoU franchise would have managed to break a new record in these last hours, overall, exceeding 500 awards as the best game of the year. We report in detail the data reported on the site:
The Last of Us (2013)
- Critics' votes - 196
- Readers' votes - 58
The Last of Us Part 2
- Critics' votes - 166
- Readers' votes - 88
This is an absolutely extraordinary achievement, and one that has not been achieved by any other franchise at the moment. Although today N is one of the most popular software houses in the sector, the studio has managed four times to grab the title as the best game of the year: TLoU2 (2020), Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016), TLoU (2013) and Uncharted 2: Den of Thieves (2009).
Finally, we wanted to remind you that in 2021 the TV series based on the highly appreciated videogame IP of the US development team should make its debut on HBO Max, in which the same N is writing and producing the show, along with Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), who will serve as executive producer. The series will be set 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization. The first chapter of the highly acclaimed videogame franchise sees as the protagonist Joel, a survivor who was hired to sneak out a 14-year-old girl named Ellie from a quarantine zone. A seemingly simple job, however, becomes a brutal journey on which the fate of all humanity will depend.