The developer behind The Last of Us has revealed it is looking at ideas for a potential follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed horror title.
Speaking with VideoGamer.com, Arne Meyer, Naughty Dog’s Community Strategist, said that failing to at least consider The Last of Us 2 "would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans.”
"I think we always make a smart decision in that all of our games are self-contained stories so they don't have to continue if we don't want them to or if there's no reason for them to continue," said Meyer.
"It really comes down to is there something interesting in this universe we've created that we want to continue to explore? Is it something that we can get the entire team passionate about? Is it something we can get the creative directors excited about and then we could continue it?
"We're just starting to explore ideas of what more could there be in this universe and starting that decision process. That doesn't mean the end result is guaranteed."
Troy Baker, who voices lead character Joel, admitted that he has yet to be approached regarding a sequel to The Last of Us.
Furthermore, the leading forces behind the game, namely Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, are currently busy working on the PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure sequel, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Naughty Dog is also working on another project beyond Uncharted 4, though it remains unknown as to what it might be.
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