The Last of Us Part II is facing yet another controversy just weeks from its scheduled release.
A recently released promotional ad for the highly anticipated Naughty Dog game The Last of Us Part II has been followed by some controversy. American singer/songwriter, Anna-Lynne Williams, AKA Lotte Kestner, has claimed that Naughty Dog copied her version of True Faith by New Order.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, the singer wrote:
“hey are you aware that the true faith cover you put in your last of us 2 trailer is a replica of my cover that came out 10 yrs ago? I wrote original parts not in the original song that are copied exactly by whoever covered it. I am heartbroken.”
There may be some truth to her claims, as the YouTube upload of the commercial is currently set to private. This could be Sony’s admittance of wrongdoing or a potential pause while they attempt to validate the claim, though, it can still be found on PlayStation‘s YouTube channel.
Naughty Dog, however, has yet to comment. That said, Naughty Dog does have a history of using materials without permission. During the trailer of Uncharted 4: The Thief’s End, there was an image from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. They also were caught using an unofficial map of the Boston subway without the permission of its copyright holder. This led to them crediting and compensating after they were called out.
The Last of Us Part II is a PS4 exclusive originally scheduled to arrive on May 29, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic caused an indefinite delay, but fear not, it’s on track to release less than a month later on June 19, 2020.
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