Naughty Dog is a highly influential and popular game developer with a hotly anticipated sequel around the corner, and have announced their bid to help raise money for the ongoing Australian bush fire relief efforts.
Announced via Naughty Dog’s official twitter page on the 15th of February, Game Director Neil Druckman and Ellie actor Ashley Johnson will be teaming up for a special Livestream of The Last of Us Left Behind to raise and donate funds for #Gaming4life2020.
Reminder: this Wednesday, Feb. 19, we're streaming The Last of Us Left Behind with guests @Neil_Druckmann and @TheVulcanSalute to raise funds for #Gaming4Life2020 and those impacted by the Australian bushfires. Tune in starting at 10:30am PST – https://t.co/W2rDVSHrzu pic.twitter.com/IeHllBQZ4s
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) February 17, 2020
Gaming4Life 2020 is a charity set up by the Sony Foundation with the aim to “support young Aussies in communities most affected by the fires”, which to date has raised $2915 USD in donations. Click the link here to learn more.
It is great to see that even though Naughty Dog is hard at work on finishing The Last of Us 2, which was recently delayed until May 29th 2020, that they are still contributing where they can whilst also giving the gaming community something entertaining to watch and be a part of.
Naughty Dog joins a long list of influential people within the gaming community seeking to raise money for these relief efforts including, Activision, Bungie & Ubisoft, along with Steppy Pants developers Super Entertainment, and Kao the Kangaroo 2 developer Tate Multimedia.
It is truly inspiring to see so many small and big corporations doing what they can to assist Australia in our time of need. It goes without saying that everyone here at Checkpoint appreciates the wonderful gaming community for banding together in such an amazing way.
You can view the Livestream here, which will begin at 5:30 am Australian Eastern Standard Time on the 20th of February when converting from the advertised time of 10:30 am PST.