Sony Clarifies ‘The Last of Us 2’ Rumors; ‘Uncharted 4’ To Segue Momentum For ‘TLOU 2’ Development
Shuhei Yoshida said they have not received any official confirmation about “The Last of Us 2” but confirmed they had some talks about it. When will Naughty Dog release “The Last of Us” sequel? Read on for more details.
Speaking at the EGX event, Sony Computer Entertainment president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida gave updates about “The Last of Us 2” and said he had a talk with community strategist Arne Meyer about it at a Naughty Dog, Inc. session.
During their discussion, Yoshida revealed the whole team was already interested on releasing a sequel. He also said “The Last of Us” game programmer Neil Druckmann was, in fact, fetching for some potential concepts for it.
Although he clarified that Sony and Yoshida have not received any “confirmed information for the sequel,” it could not be denied there are rumblings for the follow-up. And if Naughty Dog finally decides to have its development in full swing, they could be rest assured of Sony’s support.
“But, like many people, we wish to see what it’s [The Last of Us 2] going to be like, how the story’s going to develop, what life these characters have after what happened in The Last of Us,” Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer in the EGX event.
This is Yoshida’s side of the story and it expresses similar tone to Druckmann who said he wanted to go back and do it.
In the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, via GamesRadar, Druckmann revealed Nolan North was spot on about Naughty Dog developing the sequel. Druckmann also confirmed there were discussions about ideas for “The Last of Us” follow-up having new characters; ideas about the sequel with Joel and Ellie; and others.
Druckmann said while they were already on the momentum of finally “narrowing” the list for those concepts, they were, however, asked to finish “Uncharted 4” first.
Due to this corporate decision, they moved over the small team that was working on “The Last of Us 2” to “Uncharted 4.”
Nevertheless, Druckmann implied that “The Last of Us 2” will be in full swing after “Uncharted 4.”
“So, I guess he [North] was kind of right in that we were working stuff, but we don’t know what we’re doing next and we won’t know until probably a few months after we finished Uncharted 4,” Neill Druckman said.
It seems this call for patience for fans waiting for “The Last of Us 2.”
Sony Computer Entertainment was the publisher of “The Last of Us.”
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