Arne Meyer, Naughty Dog’s Community Strategist, said that failing to consider a sequel “would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans.”
This is good news for most fans, however The Last of Us and many of Naughty Dog’s games are “self-contained,” according to Arne Meyer. Even though The Last of Us was both critically and commercially successful, Naughty Dog isn’t certain on whether a sequel would be a necessary addition to the universe.
In order for a sequel to be green lit the team would need to find something interesting in the universe that would be worth exploring.
“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.”
Currently Niel Druckman and Bruce Straley, the Creative Directors, are working on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End so don’t expect as sequel to The Last of Us anytime soon.
The Last of Us recently surpassed 7 million units sold and The Last of Us: Remastered for PlayStation 4 is set to release July 29th in North America.
This might make a lot of fans angry, but I don’t think The Last of Us needs a sequel–at least not for a while. Would I buy the sequel to one of my favorite games of all time? Almost certainly. But as Arne Meyer said, The Last of Us is a “self-contained” experience. An experience that shattered my preconceptions of what narrative video games could be. I am sure that Naughty Dog could deliver another fantastic sequel, but I would rather see Naughty Dog start something new after Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.