News | Naughty Dog pays tribute to deceased employee in The Last of Us Part 1

A colleague of the developers of The Last of Us Part 1 has died during the development of the remake. Naughty Dog has given him a spot in the game to honor Daniel Kinnard.

What at first looks like a sports poster turns out to be a tribute to one of the people who helped create the game. Daniel Kinnard was a producer at the Visual Arts department at PlayStation Studios, and died during the development process of The Last of Us Part 1.

Colleague Robert Morrison reports on Twitter that the Daniel Kinnard poster is in play to honor his late colleague. “This is hard for me to post. But something very special. Daniel was a producer at Visual Arts. He died during the game’s development. Naughty Dog immortalized him here. He was a fantastic person. Please share this so people can know his name.”

Kinnard passed away in March this year. Among other things, he worked as a production coordinator at PlayStation Studios Visual Arts and was previously active as a game testing analyst for a number of AAA games. Kinnard’s poster can be found in the farm with Tommy and his horses.

News | God of War: Ragnarok postponed to 2022

God of War: Ragnarok, the sequel to the 2018 God of War, will not be released until 2022.

This was reported by PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst in a question session on PlayStation Blog. “We’ve made the decision to release (God of War) next year to make sure Santa Monica Studio can deliver the great God of War game we all want to play.”

Then Santa Monica Studio posted a message on Twitter reporting the same. In addition, 2022 will also be adhered to so that the safety of employees and their families can be guaranteed.

God of War: Ragnarok was unveiled last year with a teaser. That included the release year 2021. Still, most gamers were under the assumption that the game would not come out this year.

In the interview with Hermen Hulst, he also confirmed that the game is coming to PlayStation 4. The game was already confirmed for PlayStation 5, but the new God of War will also be released on Sony’s previous console.