The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann beforehand mentioned that there’s a risk that Naughty Dog will make The Last of Us Part III however whereas he’s not ruling something out, Druckmann believes that going again to the identical world to create a brand new expertise will probably be “exponentially harder.”
Speaking to Indie Wire (thanks, PSU), Druckmann mentioned that he can’t give a definitive response to the query of a sequel however did say that The Last of Us‘ characters have already been established and players have seen enough of the backstory.
I’ll be somewhat imprecise and cagey as you’ll be able to anticipate, however I believe the take a look at for whether or not or to not make a Part III must be the same take a look at to what we did with Part II. With the primary recreation there have been no expectations and it was like we might do something. But now that we’ve established sure characters and themes and processes, it felt wish to justify making a Part II we needed to do one thing not that followers would simply be snug with, however do one thing that might match the emotional core we discovered within the first recreation. And with out that, there’d be no cause to do a Part III. Finding it with the sequel was a lot more durable than it was with the primary recreation, and going ahead it might be exponentially more durable to justify going again to that world and discovering a option to range issues up. There’s already so many belongings you’ve seen in regards to the backstory, about how the outbreak occurs, so we’d actually have to determine the way to create a brand new expertise that matches the emotional impression of those tales and I don’t know what that’s. Currently.
The Last of Us Part II is available now.