Naughty Dog: 50% Chance to Do The Last of Us’ Sequel, Excited About PS4’s Memory

The Last of Us‘ Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Directior Bruce Straley responded quite a few questions from the fan during an Ask Us Anything session on Reddit.

Besides sharing a lot of information on the design philosophy and inspiration behind The Last of Us and its story DLC Left Behind, the two developers shared a few tidbits of information on the team’s future.

First of all Druckmann mentioned that there’s a 50% chance for the team to develop a sequel to The Last of Us. In the same reply he also confirmed that the team working on The Last of Us is separate from the Uncharted team.

If you’re asking about a sequel… right now I’d say it’s 50/50.

He also explained that Sony has complete trust in Naughty Dog, and gives them full freedom in deciding whether to create a sequel or moving on with something else.

Sony has complete trust in us. It’s really up to us to come up with something that will keep the team inspired for the next several years — which is why we don’t take the decision of what we’ll work on next lightly.

Straley also mentioned that the team didn’t have much time with the PS4 yet, but he’s excited about the additional memory coming with Sony’s new console.

Dunno really – the DLC is on the PS3, so we haven’t gotten a whole lot of time with the “next-next gen” hardware. But I’m excited about having more memory, until we use it all up again!

So there you have it, we’re probably still far from knowing whether The Last of Us will have a sequel or not, but the responsibility for that decision rests (almost?) entirely on Naughty Dog’s shoulders.

Personally, I’m a bit conflicted on the issue. While I loved The Last of Us and I most certainly wouldn’t dislike the idea of a sequel, I’d also love to see the studio tackle another entirely new IP. What about you?

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  • Delsin Row

    i can call them the best studio in the world.of course sony let them do anything they want. personally, i want a new ip. as much as i love last of us but more ip would be great to comes from naughty dog. a new ip for a couple of years from now and then a new last of us.

  • DrumbeatDeath

    One of the best games ever made and certainly the best game of the last generation.

    • Manoj Varughese

      Left behind…wasted money first on Us account for region 3 disc and then spend same amount on EU account for the right DLC version. No regrets for the money lost. The DLC was worth it.

  • D’shawn

    I agree with delsin below. Nothing against Naughty Dog, but personally I’d like to see a new IP instead of TLOU sequel. I think they crafted an amazing game, let it sit and be the highlight of a previous gen. I’d like to see them do Sci-Fi, that would be great, because they can flex their creative muscles and don’t have to abide by the normal rules.

    • Delsin Row

      i want them to make a fps games that beats halo as hell. and we all know that they can

      • Lord Akki

        As much as I’d like ND to do that. I think we have quite a fair share of FPS last gen already. It’s time for some TPS SPACE RPG! Impress us ND, We have faith in your creativity 🙂

        PS: Savage Starlight anyone? 🙂

        • AdachiTohru

          TPS sci fi Rpg is made by santa monica

          • Lord Akki

            +1 more from ND then 🙂

            I am waiting in anticipation on what ND can come up with for Space RPG

    • Russell Gorall

      Especially considering Last of Us is basically Uncharted Zombies.

  • Kamille

    I wish they made another IP more lighthearted like Uncharted or the old Crash games because even though I liked The Last of Us a lot the game kind of makes me feel depressed.

  • Adam Savage

    There needs to be a sequel, The Plot ended but not the story, How About a third team?

  • Gamist

    If it works, do it. This is Sony supporting ND, not Activision or EA building on quantity over quality.
    I would like to know how the people at the power plant colonized. I feel that ND can create an epic story out of Joel’s brother and his wife.

  • Imperial General Zimmerman

    they should stop mentioning Reddit or 9fag and get on on 4chan

  • AdachiTohru

    Sony : Ok Naughty Dog, do what you want, i trust you 🙂

    Microsoft : Shut up Black Tusk and make me an other Gears Of War !

    • Manoj Varughese

      That’s why the indies too are in favor of Sony platform.

    • A Torn Sock

      Shut up Rare, go make another Kinect game!

    • jb223

      Such a simple comparison, yet still completely over so many peoples’ heads. I really was looking for Microsoft to correct the ship when it comes to their devs & the franchises they hoist upon them. They were practically shouting from the rooftops that this gen is all about new first party devs & ip’s…..and their actions have shown the complete opposite. The respect & trust that Sony shows their first party studios is paramount to getting the kind of amazing games that the ps3 ended up with, and its good to see that trend looks to be continuing.

    • A28

      That’s funny, because Sony asked ND to stop the developing of a medieval fantasy game and make a shooting game like the ones on X360.
      That’s how they created Uncharted…

  • Jared Carter

    How about Sony give Naughty Dog enough money to hire on additional people? Enough to make 2-3 more very talented teams and each take their time and make new ips from various genres and a Jak and Daxter sequel? (Sound of thunder and a crash of Lightning) Oh…it was all just a beautiful dream?! Sigh.

    • Bankai

      That would take resources away from their other studios, which would do more harm than good.

    • BalramRules

      They did, after the release of Uncharted: 2 and the paramount success it achieved, with that unforgettable 21/20 from PSM3, Sony gave them a completely brand new studio (gigantic), as well as hired for a second development team for Naughty Dog.

      That’s why as one team was working on UC3, the others were on TLoU, and now that one team is on UC4 (the larger team now), the other team was/is on TLoU DLC (they’ve got one more coming up).

  • PhantomVash808

    I would prefer Last of Us to just be one game and Naughty Dog create another new IP but if they do make a Last of Us 2 I wouldn’t complain. I can’t wait to see what this team does next.

  • Manoj Varughese

    and Quantic Dream. I always comment this on all Naughty Dog articles.

  • Jamal

    please don’t, just make another game.


    All I have it say is ” gimme, gimme, gimme………!” Whatever it is from the ND I’ll take it!

  • RealityCheck2013

    Just do it 😛 😛 😛

  • Russell Gorall

    Making Uncharted Zombies 2?