Player finds out what The Last of Us’s NPCs do off-camera and it’s not what you expect

The movie Toy Story taught us what toys get up to when we’re not around, but have you ever wondered what NPCs in games do during their free time? A player recently discovered what the characters in The Last of Us are up to, and it’s probably not what you would expect them to be doing.

By controlling the camera and flying around to visit characters and areas that would normally be off-screen, this Youtuber has discovered a whole other side to this incredible game.

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From little things like the Pittsburgh city backdrop being re-sampled to appear in the main menu, to crazy stuff like giraffes walking right into buildings – check out the above video to see it all.

It’s a crazy world out there. Developers use all sorts of clever and creative tricks to minimize resource usage and to achieve the desired results, it’s not unlike “movie magic” in Hollywood.