Paying homage to the iconic loading screen for GTA 4, a fan of The Last Of Us Part II and Redditor mrheroschool has recreated the loading screen based on Naughty Dog's sequel. If you cast your mind back to the painfully long loading times for GTA 4, it often felt as if eternity would pass before the game would load.

So to pass the time, Rockstar displayed character art of the main players from the game alongside music from the iconic soundtrack from Glaswegian composer Michael Hunter, who'd also worked on San Andreas.

In a clip entitled “The Last Of Us 2 - Alternate Opening", this reimagined loading screen features every main character from The Last Of Us Part II. They're all featured as static cutouts, superimposed against various locations throughout the game. Take a look at the full clip below.

The Last of Us 2 - Alternate Opening from thelastofus

We see Joel superimposed against a backdrop of Seattle, Ellie at the aquarium, Jessie in the Jackson community, Owen and Mel at the Marina, and Dina at the theatre. Others included Lev and Yara, WLF leader Isaac, and Tommy with his hunting rifle.

Recently, Naughty Dog released a next-gen update for The Last Of Us Part II, Patch 1.08. For PS5 users, the patch will allow players to choose between 30 FPS or 60 FPS, which in turn will “complement the rest of the enhancements that are part of the PS5 backward compatibility with PS4 games.” 

Such enhancements include improved resolution and faster load times, to name just a couple. There’s been no indication about whether or not the patch will implement haptic feedback or adaptive trigger support.  

And, in more The Last Of Us news, with filming scheduled to begin in Calgary, Canada, from July 5, Merle Dandridge will reprise her role as Marlene for HBO’s adaptation. Two new directors were added to the production earlier in April, Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi.