Naughty Dog considering a sequel to The Last of Us

Last-of-Us-bannerThe Last of Us was one of the most universally acclaimed games in recent memory.  Virtually everyone who played it, loved it.  But ask the game’s fans whether or not they want a sequel, and they suddenly become much more divided.  For their part, Naughty Dog feels it would be a disservice to the fans to not entertain the notion of a sequel.  Read on for the details.

Speaking with, Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer recently revealed that the studio is exploring ideas for a sequel to The Last of Us.  While explaining the importance Naughty Dog puts on making sure that every game they make is self contained, Meyer pointed out the questions the studio asks itself every time it considers making a sequel.

It really comes down to is there something interesting in this universe we’ve created that we want to continue to explore? Is it something that we can get the entire team passionate about? Is it something we can get the creative directors excited about and then we could continue it?

Meyer goes on to say that not considering a sequel to The Last of Us would be a “disservice” to the game’s fans, but says that any discussions currently going on are in the very early stages, and that a sequel might not happen at all.

We’re just starting to explore ideas of what more could there be in this universe and starting that decision process. That doesn’t mean the end result is guaranteed.

What do you think?  Is The Last of Us perfect on it’s own?  Or are there other stories waiting to be told in its universe?  Either way, it sounds like we won’t know for sure, one way or the other, for quite some time.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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