Naughty Dog writer: Ideas for The Last of Us 2 have been discussed

Naughty Dog creative director and writer for The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, says brainstorming sessions have seen sequel ideas discussed.

The writer and creative director of The Last of Us has said that ideas for a sequel have been discussed.

Talking to EuroGamerNeil Druckmann said that brainstorming for Naughty Dog’s next project has already begun including ideas for new projects and a sequel to the critically acclaimed apocalyptic survival-thriller .

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 are currently developing a new Uncharted game which half of the studio is focusing on whilst the other half is working on the next project.

The company is to release the only story DLC they currently have planned, Left Behind, on February 14th.

Serving as a prequel to the events of The Last of Us, Left Behind follows original co-protagonist Ellie and her best friend Riley, a new character, 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.

Ashley Johnson, who won the Spike TV VGX Award for Best Actress, will be returning as Ellie whilst Yanni King will play Riley.

Last night, The Last of Us won a whopping ten awards, including Game of the Year, at the 17th annual D.I.C.E Awards.

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