The Last Of Us 2 Animations Accused As “Fake” By Eidos Montreal Studio Head

Either there’s some rivalry between game development studios or there’s something much more complex going on behind the scenes. Or perhaps it was just a slip of the fingers? According to a screenshot, one Eidos Montreal Studio head was caught red-handed delivering unforeseen criticism of this year’s gameplay reveal of The Last of Us 2 at E3 2018. David Anfossi called the animations “fake”. Captured by none other than an animator at Naughty Dog, Jonathan Cooper, the Twitter post can be seen below immortalized for all to see.

Captioned with an appropriate amount of consideration from Cooper, the harsh words are undeniable. Of course, it has since been deleted. See for yourself below:

It’s obvious that Anfossi received unrelenting backlash since both persons commented on Naughty Dog fans being a tad bit ruthless. Since then, reconciliation has been reached between the two with Anfossi offering a public apology on social media. According to the Eidos Montreal studio head, it was simply “bad wording from a french-speaking person” to which Cooper accepted with class and a little snark.

To prove just how wrong Anfossi was in his statement, the Naughty Dog animator provided an explanation for their seamless transition between combat and animation. That may explain just why the combat looked absolutely flawless during the PlayStation showcase at E3 2018. Here’s how he responded:

That was certainly unexpected drama. Either there’s some not-so friendly rivalry between the studios, or a slip of the fingers that resulted in some serious backlash from the community. What did you personally think of the animations in the gameplay shown of The Last of Us 2? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

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