The Last of Us - Designing the World and Environment
In the video Area 5 discuss the concept and design of the world and its environments in The Last of Us.
They say that:
"The key word for the development of every aspect in The Last of Us is contrast. There’s a counterpoint to nearly every detail in the game and we strive to show as much beauty as the ugly, brutal realities of the world allow. We think you’ll find our wasteland beautiful once you get into the game world in just a couple months."