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The Last of Us 2, new IP under consideration at Naughty Dog

on 7 February 2014

A sequel to The Last of Us is currently under consideration at developer Naughty Dog.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Neil Druckmann, Writer and Creative Director behind the celebrated post-apocalyptic adventure, said that the studio is also mulling over the prospect of churning out a brand new IP.

His comments come the week before Naughty Dog launches The Last of Us’ first and only slice of single-player DLC, Left Behind, which focuses on Ellie’s exploits prior to meeting Joel.

"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?"

Elsewhere, Duckmann refused to rule out the possibility of a PlayStation 4 port of The Last of Us, which has been rumored for some time now.

"We have such limited resources, and it's a question of where you put the resources," he said. "It's something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It's something that we'll figure out as we move forward."

The Last of Us recently scooped the Game of the Year gong at the D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas. Read our review of the game here.