The Last of Us 2 is a 50-50 chance

Another Jak and Daxter game is also possible.

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Yesterday, The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley held a Reddit Ask Me Anything where they said developer Naughty Dog has yet to reach a decision, but there’s a possibility we’ll see a sequel to The Last of Us.

“Right now I'd say it's 50/50,” Druckmann said.

Earlier this month, we reported that The Last of Us team is currently in the brainstorming stage for its next project. Druckmann said that some ideas are for brand new games while others are for a sequel.

“It's kind of like how we approached Left Behind,” he said. “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?"

Straley explained that Naughty Dog decided to make The Last of Us after it found it difficult to tell the stories it was interested in with the Jak and Daxter universe. “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,” he said.

“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…”

The Last of Us’ singleplayer DLC Left Behind was released on Feb. 14. Our review found that it was hugely successful.

Discussion

257 comments
joe_b1_kenobi
joe_b1_kenobi

If they hadannounced jak4 instead of uncharted 4 then I'd be buying a ps4 instead of an xbone.

panaicman66
panaicman66

I heard that they were doing a PS4 version, hope this is true.....


Can any one please confirm this??

thegamingjunkie
thegamingjunkie

please, Please, PLEASE port The Last of Us to the PS4! Rerelease it for the PS4 or something :( Beggin' you Naughty Dog and Sony. Bring it back please. (I don't the like Playstation Now version ): ) 

tightwad34
tightwad34

I actually wish they would focus on yet another new IP. Like maybe an RPG. It would be very interesting to see what ND can do with it. Even if it wasn't an overall success, I'm pretty sure it would sell very well. Either way, they will have a very well made game even though I thought TLOU is a bit overrated. Still a good game for sure, just not a juggernaut IMO.

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

I hope it's not a Jak game.  I played the Jak and Daxter collection and couldn't bring myself to complete Jak 2 because of the god-awful camera.  It's extremely restrictive, gets stuck behind objects, and it's always inverted one way or the other, either the main camera or the binocular view.  You seriously have to have one of them inverted.  They cannot both be normal or both inverted.  One is one way and the other is the other.  The camera pissed me off to the point where I just stopped playing.  If they can fix that, then maybe.  The other problem is that I just didn't find it's universe all that appealing.


Honestly, I hope they just go with a new IP.  The Last of Us was great, and the PS4 has a long life-cycle ahead of it.  They can strengthen their portfolio now and expand upon their projects later.  If they did one thing wrong with The Last of Us, it's that we didn't get to play it until the end of the PS3's life-cycle.  I look forward to their next new brilliant IP and I don't want to have to wait 7 years to play it.

udubdawgz1
udubdawgz1

if they can actually create some worthy gameplay this time around, sure.

if it's another story with "cinematic presentation" and re-hashed, mediocre gameplay, no.

nick50016
nick50016

If they make a last of us 2 or port ill probobly get a ps4 over an xbox one. The reason ill be happy for a port is i never owned a ps3 and i want to play the last of us.

illusotandem
illusotandem

Who doesn't like a single player game that lets u strategically take out enemy's with stealth? The AI is smart, u have upgrades,  the game has a legit plot, and u are somewhat freely to move around the levels while taking enemies out 1 by 1.


The gameplay is almost like MGS mixed with survival horror elements!


Scratch the last of us and make a really crazy survival horror game like silent hill. Im pretty sure naughty dog can pull it off.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

The Last of Us suited me perfectly, I killed just about everybody that could be killed as Joel, which flowed flawlessly into and out of the cutscenes. Then it occurred to me that I would be seriously bothered by the discontinuity between gameplay and cutscene narratives if I tried to be as non-violent as possible. This conflict should be reconciled if a sequel is made.

I am not saying the game should be more open ended; it can be, but if Joel is someone forced to brutal violence, then the gameplay should reflect that.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Would I play another Last of Us? yeah. Would I care if there wasn't another one? no. Good game for sure. But I don't get people busting nuts all over it. Oh well, to each their own.  

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

I'd rather have another Jak and Daxter game be released. The thought of having a sequel to TLOU kind of bothers me, it just doesn't feel right.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

Naughty Dog, please help Xbox One fans and don't do Uncharted or Last of Us anymore. Yeah, keep doing Jax and Daxter games! Good idea!

skipper847
skipper847

50/50 chance that proof devs don't listen to its customers when they say they do or they would make it now.

playstationzone
playstationzone

Want another Jak and Daxter game and make it big sandbox game and I would love to see jak and daxter movie and aslo bring Last Of Us Game of Year to ps4 make it happen.

ClayMeow
ClayMeow

"Another Jak and Daxter game is also possible"

-- really, Emanuel? Did you even read what you wrote because that wasn't even alluded to, let alone mentioned. :smh:

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

good. I hope it doesn't happen. They shouldn't be shackled to one world. Otherwise they'd never have left Jak and Daxter. 

Talavaj
Talavaj

That is a bad idea, movie sequels always end bad.

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

The fascination with the Last of us escapes me, it is at its core nothing more then an interactive movie. 


Greyslay
Greyslay

I loved The Last of Us as much as you can love a video game. It was pretty much flawless and as much as I would love a sequel I would be just as happy without one. Joel and Ellie's story is over and it had what you would assume a happy ending.

jon_bone
jon_bone

What about Crash Bandicoot?

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

Nah, new IPs are much more fun than rehashed sequels with the same clumsy controls.

Vividnightmare
Vividnightmare

Last of Us was a huge game, masterpiece and above all crazy profitable. So I guess what they're saying is there's a 50/50 chance they have the brains to follow up to a huge hit and a 50/50 chance they'll listen to their CUSTOMERS and give them what THEY want. You know, those unimportant people who generate the revenue that keeps you in business and keeps the paychecks coming? Yeah them...

Sevenstorms
Sevenstorms

Dammit Naughty Dog !!!!! Just make another The Last of Us sequel !!!!!! Pretty please !!!!!

namitokiwa
namitokiwa

I don't care what any gamers said about stop doing this sequel, that sequel bla bla bla. I believe whatever ND decided, they still make a good new ip or sequels. I believe in them. And ofcourse, I am still happy if they make another sequel for The Last Of Us, Jak and Daxter or Uncharted. I don't care (actually) about the problem of "sequels" as long as they are making  good games to play. :D

VargasUniverse
VargasUniverse

No more Uncharted or the Last of Us. Now it's time to please Jak and Daxter fans!

big_boss1988
big_boss1988

please, make the world a better place by making a sqeuel.

Sir_Claude
Sir_Claude

Please don't, just leave it alone, make another uncharted game and create a new ip, the only thing i wish they would do with the franchise is a PS4 remaster and maybe a spin-off or two, but a sequel could ruin things up...

lostn
lostn

8 months since TLOU released and they are still in brainstorming phase for next project? What have they been doing this whole time? Unless you want to tell me that it took the entire TLOU team 8 months to make a 2 hour DLC?


This means that team's next game is at least 2 years away, or a 3 year development cycle between releases. Naughty Dog are normally quick and don't take longer than 2 years between releases.


I'm a bit disappointed to hear they haven't even decided what to make next yet. I was hoping they were well underway and we could see it next year.

NonLinearMemory
NonLinearMemory

I don't believe it's 50-50 - they say on their website "and now our newest franchise, The Last of Us." They will make another, is the implication.

As much as I love TLOU, I hope something new and exciting can be developed in that world with the sequel/prequel.

Revenant_K
Revenant_K

I just hope Naughty Dog focus on being a company that can only make awesome games, sequel or no is rather unimportant.

seanmp5
seanmp5

"The Last of Us 2 is a 50-50 chance". Comming from a official Naughty Dog-spokesperson less than a year after the release of the original, I'd say that makes TLoU2 more like a 100 percent probability... unfortuantely.

Honestly, Naughty Dog what do you have to prove? The Last of Us is, well and truely, one of the greates games of all time. All the more reason why it needs no sequel. Take your own advice: "Lift the constraints of established characters and lore." You CAN make anything that excites you!

God forbid this gem of gaming history becomes just another milked francise.

Fastnova00007
Fastnova00007

@joe_b1_kenobi  If they had announced Jak 4 instead of uncharted then I wouldn't be buying a PS4...

I just don't get the appeal...

tightwad34
tightwad34

@udubdawgz1 Yeah, I don't know how everyone thinks it has great gameplay. Apparently their standards are low or they are just used to playing mediocre games. It's a good game and I can never deny that, but gameplay is where it's at for me. Looking at Demon's and Dark Souls.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

You have never played The Last Of Us. That is why you don't understand. P.S TLOU is not a "interactive movie"

Jedirobus
Jedirobus

@SurlyPotato  surely you mean *than, and you have no idea what an interactive movie is.  Heavy Rain/Beyond: Two souls better fits that category.  MGS4 if you count all the cutscenes perhaps but TLOU is one of the farthest things from...horrible analogy

trogdor2k5
trogdor2k5

@Vividnightmare  You have no idea what you want. By your logic Last of Us or even uncharted would never have been made because Naughty Dog would have continued making Jak and Daxter instead of branching out. Let them make what they want to make, because thats how we the customers will get the best games. We don't need an inferior sequel just for the sake of having it. Everything Naughty dog makes is a hit so I think they're doing alright in the brains department.

Rotondi
Rotondi

@Sir_Claude  a PS4 remastered edition?  of TLOU?  That game arleady looks amazing on the PS3.  Let's hope ND doesn't waste their time with that.  Another Uncharted game is in the works, and personally, I would have nothing against TLOU 2 exclusive to the PS4.  I mean, even if this ND team goes ahead and makes a "New IP"  it's going to be another third person shooter/action game.  It might as well be TLOU 2

longestsprout
longestsprout

@lostn  I'd guess only the core team was brainstorming and the rest were probably helping around with uncharted, so I don't know if they were exactly twiddling their thumbs.

lostn
lostn

@natalieyan I don't think a Jak game can happen on PS4. It might for Vita though but not by ND. The expectation these days is, you can't charge $60 for a platformer anymore unless you're Nintendo. That genre declined with the rise of CoDs and the third person cover based shooters.

seanmp5
seanmp5

@fernandofan08 @seanmp5 I guess so.

Still, the potential for worthy story-telling within the universe of TLoU is, almost certainly, smaller than it would be outside of it.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@ncogneegro I'm pretty sure I know what gameplay is. Pretty hard to not know what it is.