“We were working on prototypes for different ideas within The Last Of Us universe.”
A sequel to Naughty Dog’s 2013 hit The Last of Us is all but given- it is an idea that Naughty Dog themselves have floated multiple times, and it’s not like Sony will let one of their most successful games of all time simply be a one shot, either. However, for the time being, work on the mythical The Last of Us 2 has been suspended.
“Before my partner, Bruce [Straley] and I, my directing partner, came on to Uncharted 4 we were working on prototypes for different ideas within The Last Of Us universe,” Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann told GamesRadar. “All those things were left on hold when we had to come onto Uncharted 4 to direct the project.”
However, once work on Uncharted 4, including all of its DLC, is concluded, Naughty Dog will resume work on those prototypes, Druckmann confirmed.
“Our next focus is the single player [Uncharted 4] DLC and then, once we have enough resources, resurrect all those prototypes; see where we’re at, see where the teams at, what they’re excited for and go from there.”
Which sounds exciting- Uncharted is well and good, but I truly believe that Naughty Dog shone like never before with The Last of Us. Hopefully the sequel lives up to the original.