Naughty Dog is mulling around ideas for its next game, and a The Last of Us sequel is on the table.
While Brazilian magazine “Omelete” claims a The Last of Us sequel is already in the works, the Naughty Dog team says it’s not quite that far along yet, but isn’t ruling out the possibility of returning to Ellie and Joel’s world. “We have started brainstorming some stuff. To be honest, some of them are sequel ideas, and some of them are brand new IP,” creative director Neil Druckmann told Eurogamer.
“We have started brainstorming some stuff. 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?”
Although he does admit that if it is a sequel they decide to pursue, we probably won’t see it for quite some time. “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.
As for a The Last of Us HD remix for the PS4 a-la Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Druckmann says to not hold your breath. “We have such limited resources, and it’s a question of where you put the resources. It’s something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It’s something that we’ll figure out as we move forward.”
Naughty Dog now has two development teams, with the other team currently working on Uncharted 4 for the PS4.