Ideas for The Last of Us 2 Being Thrown Around by Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann sat down to have a chat with the Official Playstation Magazine to talk about the future of The Last of Us franchise and the supposed upcoming Sequel. It looks like they’re already deep in deliberation about what The Last of Us 2 will entail.
Brainstorming for The Last of Us 2, and other games, was stopped to focus on Uncharted 4.
Last week it seems that Naughty Dog misspoke on their livestream of the Uncharted Collection by referring to the original The Last of Us as being the first game, though there was indeed some truth behind those words. Neil Druckmann says that the concept for a sequel was being talked about for some time, though that those ideas had to be put on the back burner to help finish the development of Uncharted 4.
Even better, it seems, is that Druckmann and Bruce Straley were even discussing even more ideas for new IP’s around fantasy and science fiction foundations.
“The answer is – and this is totally honest, and I’ve said this in the past – that when Bruce (Straley) and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas. And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4.”
– Neil Druckmann
So while Nolan North and Josh Scher might have accidentally let the cat out of the bag a little too early, it’s safe to say that the sequel is under development, at least in the very early of stages. When can we expect an official announcement? Since the idea itself is still in development, it might be a few months before we see some actual footage, or get real details about what it entails.