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Sony Removes Interview with Naughty Dog's President Due to "Significant Errors"

It apologizes for misrepresenting Neil Druckmann's words.

Naughty Dog | The Last of Us Part I. Screenshot taken by คгครん

Naughty Dog's president Neil Druckmann has been under fire recently after his interview with Sony where he made some questionable statements. However, it seems the truth lies elsewhere as first, he tried to clarify the situation on X/Twitter, and now Sony has removed the interview in question from its website.

In case you missed it, Druckmann allegedly said that his new game could "redefine mainstream perceptions of gaming." Moreover, he claimed AI is going to revolutionize how content is being created, but, apparently, the context and intent behind his words were lost. So Sony deleted the interview due to "several significant errors and inaccuracies" and apologized for misrepresenting Druckmann's words.

"In re-reviewing our recent interview with Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann, we have found several significant errors and inaccuracies that don't represent his perspective and values (including topics such as animation, writing, technology, AI, and future projects). We apologize to Neil for misrepresenting his words and for any negative impact this interview might have caused him and his team. In coordination with Naughty Dog and SIE, we have removed the interview."

It's not exactly clear how Druckmann's excitement for his next game, which he called "fresh" for the studio, turned into redefining gaming, but here is another reason to leave developers' words as they are, without trying to interpret them too much (but it's just my personal opinion.)

I'm curious to see what other inaccuracies there were in the many sections Sony mentioned, but I'm not sure we will ever see the full script.

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