What you see above is a clip from the beginning of Uncharted 3. iWaggle3D.com, which came to us by way of VG247, spotted a newspaper laying in the game’s environment with the headline “Scientists are still struggling to understand deadly fungus.”
That is, supposedly, a nod to an upcoming PlayStation 3 title.
This past Monday, we ran a story about a brand new, freshly teased PlayStation 3 exclusive currently titled The Last of Us. At the head of the post was the teaser trailer built from footage of the general decay of humanity. We also linked to the teaser site for the project. On that site was a clip of an ant that was taken from a BBC documentary.
Now, here’s where things get awesome … that BBC documentary centered on a fungus called “ophiocordyceps unilateralis.” Basically, this specific parasitic fungus attacks ants and, seriously, issues commands to their brains. It essentially controls ants and forces them to spread its spores before killing them.
Apply that concept to humankind in a video game world and you’ve got a recipe for brink-of-apocalypse madness.
Interestingly, the fact that the game may have been teased in Naughty Dog’s flagship game for 2011 suggests that, maybe, the famed publisher has been lending a hand in the development process for The Last of Us. Sony’s first party studios tend to help each other out during production, so this wouldn’t exactly be a surprise.
The Last of Us will premiere with game footage and, hopefully, a lot more in the way of details tomorrow night during the Spike Video Game Awards. As media and assets hit the net, we’ll be sure to bring them directly to you.