In the E3 gameplay demo of “The Last of Us: Part 2” we saw Ellie on her own, but as the creative director Neil Druckmann confirmed in an interview, she will also get an AI or NPC companion. As it stands, he will not always be by her side.
It looks like Ellie is being accompanied by an NPC in “The Last of Us: Part 2”. It is unclear if this is Joel.
Unfortunately, Neil Druckmann did not want to reveal which NPC Ellie will accompany on her journey. Could this be Joel? “The Last of Us: Part 2” will be released for PlayStation 4, but an appointment has not been announced yet.