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.