Last week the internet went into overload when a video from Naughty Dog seemed to accidentally reveal that the developer was working on The Last of Us 2, a sequel to their highly successful zombie apocalypse action-adventure game that has been available on the PlayStation 3 since 2013. Fans have been clamoring for a new title to carry on the story for some time now and with the seeming confirmation that there would be more games, they were rightfully excited.
However, it seems that the sequel might not actually ever see a release. Speaking in an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine, creative director Neil Druckmann explained that a team was working on a prototype of The Last of Us 2 but that it still undecided about whether it will move into full production.
“When Bruce [Straley, co-director] and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas,” Druckmann said. “And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4.”
“So, I guess he [North] was kind of right in that we were working on stuff, but we don’t know what we’re doing next and we won’t know until probably a few months after we finish Uncharted 4,” Druckmann continued.