This one’s a bit of a stretch, and there isn’t much to go on, but it looks as though a sequel to the immensely successful – both critically and financially, or so it seems – The Last of Us could be in development at Naughty Dog already, alongside Uncharted 4.
You might remember that it was the secondary Naughty Dog team who worked on the first game, rather than the team working on Uncharted. That meant that production of The Last of Us overlapped with Uncharted 3, so it could be the same tale again.
This rumour comes from Brazilian website Omelete, which is the biggest entertainment website over there. There’s no reason for them to be straight-up lying, but their source may have just got something wrong – anonymous sources are hardly the best thing to trust, after all. A date of 2015 seems quite soon though, considering Uncharted 4 will likely be coming that year too.
Now, we have to look at what this means for us: The Last of Us was a game that, in my opinion at least, worked as a standalone adventure and while DLC could – and will, when Left Behind releases next month – expand the backsory, a sequel might not be quite the right route. Particularly if it’s still about Joel and Ellie and has a 2 slapped on the end.
A game in the same universe, though? That could work. Naughty Dog created a truly impressive and bleak post-apocalyptic world with the first game, so expanding this could be brilliant – what about all of those little side stories that were hinted at, or the notes you found from other survivors on your travels?
I’m not sure about The Last of Us 2, but I’m all for another game with a similar setting from Naughty Dog. Just as long as we get Uncharted 4 too.