The legendary “alternate ending” of The Last of Us, originally filmed during a performance capture session at Naughty Dog, was performed again, with some hilarious variations, during the The Last of Us: One Night Live show by actors Troy Baker (Joel), Ashley Johnson (Ellie), Annie Wersching (Tess) and Merle Dandridge (Marlene), even if Wersching was doubling up as a firefly guard and Johnson just had to lay there and try not to laugh too much.
Suffice to say that the scene ended up being one of the high points of the show, and you can check out the recording below, captured directly from the stream.
Of course if you haven’t played the game yet you should definitely avoid watching it, as it includes some rather relevant spoilers.
If you’ve already played the game, and know the ending, you can check the ultimate remaster below in glorious 1080p, 30 fps. We don’t want to miss on the improved shadows, after all, do we?
Incidentally, the audience was treated to an unaired scene written by Neil Druckmann, which unfortunately those following the livestream did not get to see. Here’s a brief description by NeoGAF user Palocca.
The scene takes place at Tommy’s Dam one night four years later. Joel talks about how Tommy is trying to get Joel hitched to a girl named Esther. Ellie lies acting fairly distant, probably conflicted about joel’s lie. Joel then says he has a special gift for her and busts out a guitar. Then he plays a special song for her. Then he gives her the guitar and promises to teach her. The scene ends with her striking a note on the guitar