Naughty Dog is currently considering a sequel for the critically acclaimed post apocalyptic action game that they released early last year, The Last of Us.
This is just a week before the PlayStation 3 exclsuive gets its first and only single player DLC, it will be a prequel that explores the origins of Ellie, a main character in the game. The writer and creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann has said that Naughty Dog is looking at how to best approach a sequel of the game.
“We just wrapped up Left Behind, and Bruce Straley, the game director, and I have been doing this for over four years now. So it’s just time for a break, and to recharge the batteries,” Druckmann told Eurogamer.
“We have started brainstorming some stuff. To be honest, some of them are sequel ideas, and some of them are brand new IP – we’ve spent the last few weeks brainstorming new IP. So we have to get some good steps and see… It’s kind of like how we approached Left Behind. 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?”
Naughty Dog currently has two teams working internally with one being the team that is working on a new Uncharted game for the PS4. There has been speculation and we have been hjoping that The Last of Us would be bundled with the DLC and ported over to the PS4.
“We have such limited resources, and it’s a question of where you put the resources,” Druckmann said of the possibility of a PlayStation 4 port of The Last of Us. “It’s something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It’s something that we’ll figure out as we move forward.”