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Naughty Dog Is Considering A Sequel To ‘The Last Of Us’

In an interview with Eurogamer, writer and creative director Neil Druckmann revealed that developer Naughty Dog is currently considering following up The Last of Us, along with a brand new IP. I love the idea of seeing something entirely different from the developer, and like BioShock, The Last of Us doesn’t necessarily need a sequel. It will almost definitely eventually get one, but it doesn’t need it.

“We just wrapped up Left Behind, and Bruce Straley, the game director, and I have been doing this for over four years now. So it’s just time for a break, and to recharge the batteries,” said Druckmann. Left Behind is the upcoming single-player DLC that will focus on the relationship between Ellie and her best friend Riley.

“We have started brainstorming some stuff,” he added. “To be honest, some of them are sequel ideas, and some of them are brand new IP – we’ve spent the last few weeks brainstorming new IP.”

“So we have to get some good steps and see… It’s kind of like how we approached Left Behind. Can we tell people a story that’s really worth telling, and that’s not repeating itself? And if we can’t, where can we get inspired – what is something that’s really going to challenge us, and push storytelling in this medium forward?”

For the full interview, head on over to Eurogamer.

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  • Jeff Wheaton

    This has to be done Last of Us was one of the best games on PS3 well worth what I paid for it. Can’t say that with many games these days.

    • Adam Dodd

      Not that you have to, but if you had to choose, would you prefer their next game be The Last of Us 2 or a brand new IP?

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    For me from Team 2 has to be Last of us 2

    Here My Wishlist
    Gameplay: Last of us with few updates
    World: Open World but with some Limits
    Characters: New Only but some hints of Ellie
    Story: Takes place 10 years after world ended.
    Runtime: Longer then Last of us
    Cutscenes: 3 Hours with Opening&Ending.
    Filesize: 50GB

  • Nurse Derpusheen

    How exciting!!! I hope it would be longer than the original Last of us. Honestly, I was sad that it ended so quickly. I also hope Ellie is still in the new game, or at least have hints of her. When/if it comes out, I’d be first in line to buy. *thumbs up*

  • Seal_Clubber

    I am about 3/4 of the way through this game right now. I love it. But lets be honest – this game is not about groundbreaking new gameplay itself but about the incredible story and lush, fully realized decaying environments that you travel through. I would be all over a second TLOU as long as the story was good. If they just tag some generic story on and make it a shooter or try to do a cheap cash in then no #2 for me. Leave it as a stand-alone one off and develop a new IP (Dead Space 3 anyone??)

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