Naughty Dog is one of the most talented developers in the industry, thanks to two great sagas such as The Last of Us and Uncharted, which mark the success of the PlayStation exclusives. And it’s funny how we see constant references and “easter eggs” to Nathan Drake’s adventures in The Last of Us.
We already told you that The Last of Us 2 and Uncharted 4 could take place in the same universe, based on an interesting finding, but now we run into another Easter egg. This time, it’s about a reference to Uncharted 3, which has been found in the first The Last of Us.
User bucks800 shared two screenshots on Reddit, showing the same bar in both games. Apparently in the Pittsburgh area of the first The Last of Us, it is possible to find the same bar from chapter 1 of Uncharted 3, although logically with some post-apocalyptic changes. There is no doubt that it is the same site.
The funny thing is, in The Last of Us, this bar is named after O ‘Sullivans, which appears to be a clear reference to the tireless Sully, which accompanies us in the Uncharted saga. As we say, there are some changes, but basically the bar counter is identical, as is the target with darts and other areas of the bar itself.
Although Naughty Dog has not confirmed this reference, it seems quite clear that it is one of many winks and connections that exist between both sagas. In Uncharted 3, this bar was in London, while in The Last of Us we found it in Pittsburgh, when we drive Joel, accompanied by Ellie, Sam and Henry.
It makes a lot of sense for Naughty Dog to flag a reference to Uncharted 3 in the first The Last of Us, as they went on sale with just a margin of just two years apart. Uncharted 3 was released in November 2011, while The Last of Us arrived in June 2013.
This is just one of the many connections between both sagas of Naughty dog. Other examples are weston’s pharmacy and the pill bottle, similarities in artwork and other easter eggs found in the joel’s house, in the Left Behind DLC for the first game.