HBO’s first season now The last of us adaptation is over, everyone is wondering if Naughty Dog can capitalize on the franchise’s mainstream success with another game. In an interview with Kind of funnyThe Last Of Us showrunner and co-creator Neil Druckmann acknowledged the hype surrounding a potential third Last Of Us installment, but said that Naughty Dog had already chosen their next game.
“At the end of each project, we purposefully explore several different projects,” Druckmann said of Naughty Dog’s creative process, explaining how the successful studio is fortunate to choose projects based on passion. “Some of it might be a sequel and then a bunch of new ideas. And then we feel “where are our passions?”
“I know the fans really want The Last Of Us Part III, I hear it all the time,” he continued. “All I can say is that we are already working on our next project, the decision has already been made. I can’t say what it is, but that’s the process we went through.”
Further, Druckman clarifies that the name has not yet been named Last Of Us multiplayer game is “our next big title,” so it’s likely that the project he couldn’t describe is a major title coming after this release.
In the past, Druckmann was also reluctant to commit to a third installment of The Last Of Us. In 2021, he said he had written plan for a potential 3 with co-writer Hallie Gross, but has since reiterated that it will only be made if Naughty Dog feels that it’s a compelling story and a project to work on.
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