There’s A Good Chance We Could Get The Last Of Us 2
Following the release of the stellar Left Behind DLC for one of 2013’s best games, The Last of Us, Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley held a Reddit Ask Me Anything event for fans to…well ask anything really. Questions ranged from the ending of the main title to why certain choices were made for Left Behind.
But, of course, the real question of the night came when fans began requesting information about a possible sequel to The Last of Us, which resulted in a rather interesting answer.
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“Right now I’d say it’s 50/50.”
That’s what Druckmann had to say about the possibility of a sequel to The LAst of Us, whihc may or may not end up being another Prequel tale. This isn’t the first time Naughty Dog have expressed interest at the idea of another story set within the world of The Last of US, with the studio saying that they were meddling with ideas for a sequel a few months ago.
These ideas include new characters set within the same universe, or possibly a similar approach that was taken with Left Behind.
“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?”
Another question that came up during the vent was why Naughty Dog stopped production on a new Jak and Daxter title in order to create The Last of Us. In short, Naughty Dog just couldn’t come up with a tale they liked.
“It was hard to deal with all the baggage of all of those characters and the lore and try to apply everything that we were learning about how to mesh stories and gameplay and we just couldn’t make it all fit.”
“When we finally got to a story we actually liked, we weren’t actually making a Jak and Daxter game anymore. And that wouldn’t be honoring what the fans would want…We tried lifting the constraints and said, ‘what if we could make anything? what’s exciting to us?’ and that became TLOU. BUT the door is never fully shut though… there’s always a possibility…”
So in the space of one Q&A we got hopes for another Last of Us title, as well as assurance that Jak and Daxter isn’t dead. That’s how you keep our attention Naughty Dog.