There’s a ton of hype and anticipation for this month as we’re getting close to the release of The Last of Us Part 2. After being forced to delay due to the actual real-world health pandemic outbreak, fans will soon get their chance to dive into the apocalyptic world once again featuring our favorite duo, Joel and Ellie. While the game has had its narrative spoiled online, there are still countless players interested in picking this game up after years of waiting since the initial installment released into the market originally on the PlayStation 3.
Naughty Dog is known for delivering fans with some highly detailed and immersive video game storylines. In a way, these games are cinematic much like a big blockbuster movie, though with the development team mainly winding down from the work in The Last of Us Part 2, there are plenty of gamers out there wondering just what’s next from the studio. In a recent interview between Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann and GQ, we got a new comment on what may be next.
We’re sure Neil Druckmann has plenty on his mind right now. Soon The Last of Us Part 2 will be in the hands of gamers all around the world and then there’s the HBO adaptation of The Last of Us coming out in the near future that will require plenty of work in terms of crafting a story that’s true to the game but also expands on certain characters and backgrounds. Still, Neil Druckmann does state that his mind is starting to think of what may be next as he has fewer responsibilities at this point for The Last of Us Part 2.
“As you start wrapping things up, creatively there are fewer and fewer responsibilities and my mind can’t help but think about the next thing. So, yeah, the next thing could be a Part III, the next thing could be some new IP.”
Apparently, right now there is no word on what may be next but it could very well be a third installment to The Last of Us. With an HBO series coming out, having some extra source material could be helpful especially due to how much time and effort goes into crafting these games up. Of course, having a brand new IP could be just as enticing for developers to dive into new territory for fans to enjoy.