A pill bottle could affirm the games take place in Precisely the Same universe

A new discovery appears to link Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End into The Last of Us 2 in an intriguing manner.

In a post on The Last of Us subreddit, user kheinrichs547 spotted that in Uncharted 4, it is possible to find a pill bottle out of Weston’s Pharmacy – exactly the same pharmacy that’s seen in The Last of Us 2.

In the remarks section under the initial article on the subreddit, you will find additional information about the pharmacy. It turns out that Weston’s is actually within Left Behind, the narrative DLC for the original Last of Us that starred Ellie and Riley. The pair explore this store in the mall that they escape to in the DLC.

So it turns out The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 share the pharmacy chain. This is far from the first time Naughty Dog’s two series’ have referenced each other: there’s a well-told story from veteran developers Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley about accidentally teasing the original Last of Us by means of a newspaper in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Initially, The Last of Us was supposed to have been revealed prior to Uncharted 3 launched on the PS3. However because of delays, the reveal was pushed right back, so a newspaper referencing a strange infection, which had been the cordyceps infection from The Last of Us, was current in Uncharted 3 prior to the postwar game was revealed. This was then picked up on by gamers as a teaser for the developer’s next match, as Naughty Dog forgot to take it out of Uncharted 3 until it shipped. It has to’ve been tantalizing to discover that mysterious newspaper cutting many years back, before The Last of Us was announced.

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