As Game Informer continues to peel back the layers of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in their continued coverage of Naughty Dog’s upcoming title, the publication dug a little deeper to find out the status of the rumored sequel to The Last of Us.
According to Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann — Game Directors behind the critically-adorned title — talk of a direct follow-up to Joel and Ellie’s adventure is “on ice” as the studio focuses all resources on the development of Uncharted 4.
“We’re 110 per cent in Uncharted 4 territory now. Blinders on, make this awesome.”
When asked the inevitable question about a potential sequel to The Last of Us, Straley replied as so: “We totally get it, because we have those same feelings as well. We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”
Mind you, it’s worth nothing that Naughty Dog is yet to confirm whether it plans to release a sequel to The Last of Us at all. Granted, Druckmann last year alluded to the fact that there was a “50 percent” chance that the studio would greenlight a new chapter in the Cordyceps-ridden world, but talk has fallen by the wayside of late thanks to the imminent return of one Nathan Drake.
Your reaction to this tidbit will ultimately depend on what side of the fence you stand: would you rather ND pursue a sequel to The Last of Us, or leave the game as a true, standalone great? As for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, it’s understood Drake’s next treasure-hunting adventure will arrive exclusively for PlayStation 4 later in 2015.
Source: Game Informer