Naughty Dog will revisit earlier prototypes for The Last of Us 2 once it has wrapped up development on downloadable content for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
"Before my partner, Bruce [Straley] and I, my directing partner, came on to Uncharted 4 we were working on prototypes for different ideas within The Last Of Us universe," said Neil Druckmann, during an interview with GameRadar.
The creative director also added that, "without going into specific genres [there were] ideas outside the The Last Of Us.”
Druckmann went on to add, “all those things were left on hold when we had to come onto Uncharted 4 to direct the project."
"Our next focus is the single player [Uncharted 4] DLC and then, once we have enough resources, resurrect all those prototypes; see where we’re at, see where the teams at, what they’re excited for and go from there."
The Last of Us was released on the PlayStation 3 in June 2013 and was later remastered for the PlayStation 4 the following summer. The post-apocalyptic horror title has sold over six million copies worldwide to date.
Chatter on The Last of Us 2 has been going on for a while now. Naughty Dog admitted last year that it had been brainstorming ideas for a follow-up to the critically acclaimed original, and Sony has said that it would love to see a sequel.
A movie adaptation is also on the cards, with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams said to be in talks to play Ellie.