The Last of Us 2 still isn’t in development. At least not officially. But that hasn’t stopped Sony’s head of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida from discussing some of the ideas he’d like the unannounced sequel to explore.
—CAUTION: Spoilers for the original The Last of Us follow—
Speaking to Eurogamer during last weekend’s EGX, Yoshida reaffirmed that Sony hadn’t yet confirmed The Last of Us 2, “but ever since the launch of the first game, people like Neil [Druckmann, creative director] are talking about some ideas for a potential sequel, some experiments that they want to do. It’s just talks around development.
“We have no confirmed information for the sequel. But, like many people, we wish to see what it’s going to be like, how the story’s going to develop, what life these characters have after what happened in The Last of Us.”
Yoshida’s comments suggest that he may like to see the game set after the original Last of Us and continue the story of Joel and Ellie.
Neither Naughty Dog or Sony have yet confirmed a sequel to The Last of Us, but voice actor Nolan North claimed earlier this year that he knew “they’re doing Last of Us 2”.
Neil Druckmann later confirmed that Naughty Dog had been brainstorming ideas for The Last of Us 2, but that they were put on hold after he was asked to work on Uncharted 4.
The Last of Us first launched on PS3 back in summer 2013 before arriving on PS4 one year later. But what would you like to see from a sequel? Let us know in the comments below.