What’s Going On With The Last Of Us Games?
Naughty Dog released the original The Last of Us in 2013 and followed it up with a sequel, The Last of Us Part II, in 2020. Naughty Dog’s next game is a Last of Us multiplayer project. But what’s after that? Druckmann recently teased that Naughty Dog has chosen its next game, but whether or not it’s The Last of Us Part III or something else remains to be seen.
“At the end of every project we purposefully explore several different projects,” Druckmann said about Naughty Dog’s creative process, after explaining how the successful studio is lucky to be able to pick projects based on passion. “Some of them might be a sequel, and then a bunch of new ideas. And then we feel like, ‘Where do our passions lie?'”
Druckmann said he understands people want Naughty Dog to make a third mainline Last of Us game, but that might not happen. Just as Naughty Dog stopped making Uncharted games, despite their huge popularity and sales, Naughty Dog could do the same with The Last of Us.
“I know the fans really want The Last Of Us Part III, I hear about it all the time,” he continued. “All I can say is that we’re already into our next project, the decision has already been made. I can’t say what it is, but that is the process we went through.”