Hoppus joins many other players who have used the game to create their own covers
Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has used the fully functioning guitar in The Last Of Us Part II to cover the bands’ popular 1997 song, ‘Dammit’.
Hoppus has been streaming the game via Twitch when he came across one of the numerous guitars throughout the game. He then used the PS4’s touch pad to strum along to ‘Dammit’.
Alongside using The Last Of Us Part II as a virtual guitar, Hoppus can be heard performing a vocal rendition of the fan favourite song. Check out his minute-long cover below.
Numerous other plays have been using the guitar within The Last Of Us Part II in unique ways to cover many popular songs. Among the collection of covers are renditions of ‘Californication’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes.
PlayStation has also created a replica of the guitar used in the game which is priced at USD$2,299 (£1860). The guitar is a collaboration between developer Naughty Dog and manufacturer Taylor Guitars, with this particular model being a Taylor 314ce. PlayStation has described the guitar as the “ultimate collector’s item”.
Popularity for The Last Of Us Part II has been strong with the game breaking numerous sales records since its release last month (June). In the UK, the game outsold the top 10 gaming chart and sold more than the other titles collectively. On opening weekend, The Last Of Us Part II managed to sell 4 million copies worldwide, making it the fastest selling first-party PS4 game.