Last of Us dev says no direction set for next game

Naughty Dog says it is thinking about "the next game," but has not decided on anything, shoots down rumors of Last of Us movie.


Asked during a recent Reddit AMA if there would ever be more story content centered on The Last of Us protagonists Ellie and Joel, creative director Neil Druckmann suggested there would be a follow-up to the well-received action game.

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"It's possible," Druckmann said. "We're playing with some ideas, but no direction has been set yet for the next game."

This is not the first time Druckmann has discussed a potential sequel to The Last of Us. In June, the designer said the game's fictional universe is "ripe for more stories," though fans should not expect Joel and Ellie to return.

"We were very conscious that we didn't want to leave this story dangling. If we never do a sequel we're OK with it, because we told the story we needed to tell," Druckmann said at the time.

Also during the Reddit AMA, Druckmann was asked directly if Naughty Dog would make a Last of Us sequel featuring Joel and Ellie, to which he replied, "Don't know yet." The developer also shot down rumors of a Last of Us film and confirmed that he has not spoken with Inception actress Ellen Page before or after the release of The Last of Us.

Page was not happy about the visual similarities between Ellie and herself, saying at the end of June that, "I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness, but I am actually acting in a video game called Beyond: Two Souls, so it was not appreciated."

Details about the first downloadable content for The Last of Us will be announced this month. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review.

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