Jackson, Wyoming is the setting of the early hours of The Last of Us Part 2, a walled group the place Ellie and Joel settled after the occasions of the primary sport. Whereas we solely actually get to see a small glimpse of Jackson’s streets within the remaining product, The Last of Us Part 2 nonetheless presents a full of life city full of hustle and bustle and fascinating characters, together with Ellie’s personal love curiosity, Dina. It’s to this group that Abby would have arrived, undoubtedly below the guise of a buddy, earlier than discovering the opportune second to kill Joel.
However Druckmann defined that spending a lot time with Abby earlier than Joel’s demise, “simply didn’t work as a result of Joel dying is the inciting incident, and also you wish to get to the inciting incident as rapidly as you'll be able to.”
Within the sport, gamers are rapidly launched to Abby however spend just a few quick sections of the opening hours exploring the outskirts of Jackson with the character earlier than she crosses paths along with her goal. After Joel’s demise, we don’t see Abby once more till the halfway level of the story. Different elements of Abby’s story have been minimize from the sport, too, together with flashback sequences that might have seen her assembly WLF chief Isaac and becoming a member of the Wolves.
“It was by no means a aware option to go to the Wolves, she was at that time an orphan — she was solely 15 I feel when all the things occurred,” Abby voice actor Laura Bailey instructed Kinda Humorous. “That was the place she was despatched and was taken below the reign of Isaac. Isaac was a Firefly and a buddy of her father in order that’s why she went there. That’s why they've the connection that they do is as a result of he type of turned that fatherly determine to her.”
Whereas elements of Abby’s authentic story have been minimize, her function on this story can’t be understated. Druckmann described her to IGN because the inspiration for the sequel’s fundamental themes.