A sequel to The Last of Us has a 50/50 chance of happening, the game’s writer said over the weekend.
Neil Druckmann, creative director at Naughty Dog and writer of apocalyptic survival-thriller, took part in a Reddit AMA over the weekend and obviously was asked about a possible sequel.
Whilst responding to a list of questions, he said: “If you’re asking about a sequel… right now I’d say it’s 50/50.”
It’s not the first time talks of a potential sequel to The Last of Us could be happening has arisen.
He said: “We have started brainstorming some stuff. To be honest, some of them are sequel ideas, and some of them are brand new IP – we’ve spent the last few weeks brainstorming new IP.
“So we have to get some good steps and see… It’s kind of like how we approached Left Behind. Can we tell people a story that’s really worth telling, and that’s not repeating itself? And if we can’t, where can we get inspired – what is something that’s really going to challenge us, and push storytelling in this medium forward?”
Naughty Dog recently released the first and only story DLC for the game, titled Left Behind, on Valentine’s Day.
Serving as a prequel to the events of The Last of Us, Left Behind follows original co-protagonist Ellie and her best friend Riley as they attend a military boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone. Players follow their adventure through a series of events that changes them both forever.
Roobla recently awarded the game a perfect 10 for it’s immensely gripping story and use of sound & environments.