The Last of Us: Remastered

The Last of Us: Remastered News for PS4

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Naughty Dog is currently exploring ideas for a sequel to The Last of Us, community strategist Arne Meyer has revealed, telling that failing to consider options for The Last of Us 2 "would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans".

"I think we always make a smart decision in that all of our games are self-contained stories so they don't have to continue if we don't want them to or if there's no reason for them to continue," Meyer explained while discussing ideas for 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?

"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."

If a sequel does go ahead, however, don't expect to see it for a while yet. Both creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley are now leading development on next year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in place of former leads Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond.

Voice actor Troy Baker doesn't yet appear to be involved in discussions for a sequel, either.

The Last of Us Remastered – a next-gen port of the original PS3 game – launches on PlayStation 4 on August 1.

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It'd probably be best to start with a fresh storyline in the same world. Maybe different side of the world with different survivors. I have not played The Last of Us yet, but I hear it's a masterpiece and a story that really is near perfection, so doing a sequel to that could potentially ruin the game. So a sequel with new cast would probably be ideal.
Posted 03:09 on 25 July 2014


The universe itself yields nothing to explore: Post-apocalyptic worlds are a dime a dozen. What was interesting was the relationship between Ellie and Joel and that does not need to be explored any more. It was a perfect, self contained story which has garnered the hearts and souls of everyone, more so than Kim Jong-Un would like to think he has Korea's citizens.

Re exploring Joel and Ellie would do more harm than good. Sure, create something unrelated to them and brand it as TLoU2 and it will sell by the bucket load, but don't dare even metion Joel and Ellie. The backlash would be uncomparable.
Posted 17:19 on 21 July 2014

Game Stats

Release Date: 01/08/2014
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Adventure
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 141 4
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