The Last of Us consisted of the rough-around-the-edges Joel escorting the young Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States, battling not only zombie-like creatures but human enemies too. It was one of the most critically-acclaimed games released on the PlayStation 3, and won over 240 “Game of the Year” awards along with a host of others. In fact, it was so popular that it was remastered and re-released for the PlayStation 4.
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The Last of Us 2: Rumours
Update 26 August 2016: It has been more than a year since rumours about the game were 'confirmed' by voice actor Nolan North. The rumour mill wound down as developer Naughty Dog was busy developing Uncharted 4. But just recently in a livestream where some of the crew discussed The Last of Us, animator Josh Scherr did an accidental-on-purpose Freudian slip by writing, "All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric, here . . . and [on] the first The Last of Us. Uh, did I say the first The Last of Us?"
So it's reasonably safe to assume the game is in development.
Last year when Naughty Dog’s creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to fans on a Reddit AMA, he said that he thought a sequel had a “50/50” chance of being made.
"We just wrapped up Left Behind, and Bruce Straley, the game director, and I have been doing this for over four years now. So it's just time for a break, and to recharge the batteries," Druckmann told Eurogamer last year. "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.”
Around a year ago, Naughty Dog collaborator Nolan North has said that a The Last of Us sequel will be made. After being questioned by a fan at Metrocon 2015 about whether he would be working on any projects after Uncharted 4, North said “Not yet, I know they’re doing The Last of Us 2.”
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At the time, Troy Baker (Joel), lead actor in The Last of Us also weighed in on North’s comments. Speaking at a panel at Indy PopCon last weekend, he said that he knows nothing of a sequel to the game.
“I know nothing. I don't know if we're gonna do another one or not. If we do, then I trust Neil [Druckmann, creative director] and Bruce [Straley, game director] and everyone at Naughty Dog to tell a story that needs to be told,”
However Baker did remark that if a sequel was made, he would be interested in revisiting the years following The Last of Us’ prologue, saying “You know, spoiler, when you go from the prologue and then credits and then cut to 20 years later, you see a completely different guy,”.
The Last of Us 2: Videos
Nolan North 'confirmed' The Last of Us 2 is currently in production at Metrocon 2015 (around the 1:06:25 mark):