After a few days of “shaking”, also the issue of the True Faith song used within The Last of Us 2 seems to have been resolved. Through Twitter, Neil Druckman, vice president of Naughty Dog and game director, yes excused with Lotte Kestner for using her song in the game without having mentioned it correctly.
It all started a week ago when Naughty Dog was accused of plagiarism for the song used in the last commercial of The Last of Us 2. The singer Lotte Kestner, in fact, immediately claimed that the development studio had used a version of her cover of True Faith. Nothing wrong, except that nowhere did i appear credit of the song, and consequently the name of the artist.
After a week of settling the matter, consulting lawyers and getting the parties to talk, as is normal in these cases, Naughty Dog and the singer must have found a agreement satisfactory, so much so that peace has also been made public through social media.
“Ellie’s version of “True Faith” is inspired by Lotte Kestner’s cover of the song. Due to our oversight, you were not credited as we would have liked. Our most sincere apologies – We will rectify immediately. We hope that Lotte Kestner receives all the awards she deserves, “wrote Druckman.
The answer from the singer came in the mail: “I’m this way proud that my music has found a home in such an exceptional project. Thanks Neil, Naughty Dog and everyone in Sony.”
Now that this chapter is also closed, we can focus on review: very little is missing until June 12, 2020. Are you ready to read it?
So proud this music has found a home in such an amazing project. Thanks to Neil, Naughty Dog and everyone at Sony. https://t.co/FJ2r5Xgbgs
– Lotte Kestner (@lottekestner) June 10, 2020