The Last of Us’ directors have admitted to ‘brainstorming’ ideas on a possible sequel, while admitting that they ‘would not be okay’ with another team working on it.
In a fascinating interview with Game Informer, in which the pair compared the development of Uncharted 4 to that of The Last of Us and the shift of tone required, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley were asked if they would be happy if another team took the reins for a follow-up to the post-apocalyptic adventures of Joel and Ellie.
Neil Druckmann would only answer in the hypothetical, refusing to confirm the definite existence of a sequel despite recent rumours seeming to point to one: “That’s assuming there ever will be a sequel for The Last of Us, so that’s a big assumption. So let’s just say that if there was one, would I be okay if someone else did it? I don’t know… that’s a weird question.”
His co-director Bruce Straley then interjected: “You would not. I’ll answer for Neil. He would not be okay with that. But yeah, that’s all a big if. We’re 110 percent in Uncharted 4 territory now; blinders on, make this awesome.”
When questioned on whether they agreed with the vocal fans who have called for The Last of Us to be limited to one game in order to preserve its special quality, Druckmann admitted: “Yeah, we totally get it, because we have those same feelings as well… We have brainstorm sequel ideas for The Last of Us, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”
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