A post-apocalyptic PS5 has been created by a Last of Us fan who made the console appear as dilapidated as the universe on which it is based. Fans of the action-adventure game have rendered artistic homages of the survival horror universe multiple times in the past, such as one fan’s portrait of Pedro Pascal as Joel. Creativity has long been encouraged as a way for fans to express their love of a game, and such artistic license has sometimes led to the creation of entirely different games that combine the best parts of the titles that influenced their development.
As Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us maintains massive popularity, the series has officially been greenlit to be adapted into a television series. The inspiration for the Pedro Pascal portrait as Joel was a result of the actor having been cast to play the part in the program. However, no release date for the series has been announced, though speculation suggests it could debut in late 2021 or early-to-mid 2022.
Showing more support for a popular universe, Twitter user Retro Licker rendered a PS5 in the post-apocalyptic style of The Last of Us. Made of brick and embellished with fungus and foliage, the TLOU PS5 appears as rundown as the world by which it is inspired. Highlighting the custom post-apocalyptic quality, some fans have expressed interest in buying such artistic products from the creator, with Retro Licker admitting to contemplating the possibility.
I just wanted to say thank you for the overwhelming amount of love and support for my TLOU PS5 across all media channels 🖤#TheLastofUsPartII #thelastofus #naughtydog #playstation #ps5 #PlayStation5 @Neil_Druckmann @Naughty_Dog @PlayStationUK pic.twitter.com/wkbLUtjp0R
— Retro Licker (@RetroLicker) February 18, 2021
Video games have always been a img of passion for gamers. From high-quality paintings and sculptures to fan fiction and role playing, fans are always looking for a way to immerse themselves in their favorite universes with their favorite characters outside the games themselves. The Last of Us is no exception to this rule, especially given the franchise’s horror elements, which are often more popular during periods of strife and social upheaval.
For Retro Licker to craft a post-apocalyptic PS5 as an homage to The Last of Us showcases the artist’s talent and dedication to both Sony’s newest console and Naughty Dog’s horror game. Retro Licker has an opportunity to make some decent money selling these masterful pieces and doing so will also spread the love of a popular console and video game franchise. Everyone loves trinkets and The Last of Us PS5 is one of the coolest ones yet.
The Last of Us is available on PS4 and is backward compatible on PS5.
Source: Retro Licker