As part of the Epic Games vs. Apple litigation, several documents have been published, including a competitive analysis of Sony from Microsoft. Interestingly, in the analysis, the Microsoft Global Gaming Partnership & Development team dwells in detail on the game The Last of Us Part II.
The review states that "The Last of Us Part II sets high standards for video games and also serves as a source of inspiration for the Xbox in terms of storytelling and game design." The experts noted that it is the way the storytelling is played that makes you love this game.
"We are still thinking about the characters and stories told in this game, even after its completion," reads the review. In addition, Microsoft acknowledged that "the visual quality and attention to detail are superior to anything other teams have created on consoles and PC's before." Also especially noted are the chapters with the so-called "walking simulator", where interesting dialogues were in the foreground, with an amazing acting of voice actors.
According to Microsoft, the idea that the player is unable to influence the end of the story can be considered controversial - this can be viewed as a drawback, but experts admit that "not every game should be devoted to role-playing a character." In addition, the review criticized the elements of the shooting - Microsoft even calls it the "calling card" of Naughty Dog, which, allegedly, "still cannot make quality shootouts." Regardless, this can push you into covert action rather than open conflict, Microsoft says.
The company has demanded that these documents be attached to the ongoing litigation between Epic Games and Apple.