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Last month there were a rumor floating around last month at the possiblity of Naughty Dog making “The Last of Us” 2 and it seems now that this rumor was more than wishful thinking. With the story of the Last of Us soon coming to end with DLC “Left Behind”, writer and creative director Neil Druckmann is currently under consideration at the studio and with it, the possibility of a new IP.
“We just wrapped up [upcoming The Last of Us DLC] 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… [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.
So we have to get some good steps and see… It’s kind of like how we approached Left Behind. Can we tell people a story that’s really worth telling, and that’s not repeating itself? And if we can’t, where can we get inspired – what is something that’s really going to challenge us, and push storytelling in this medium forward?”
Currently Naughty Dog developer is split into two separate teams internally, with one team is working on the new Uncharted game for the recently released, PlayStation 4. Within the confines of the development studio, there has been consideration as to the possibility of a port of the The Last of Us and it being bundled with its new story DLC for the PlayStation 4.
“We have such limited resources, and it’s a question of where you put the resources,” Druckmann said of the possibility of a PlayStation 4 port of The Last of Us. “It’s something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It’s something that we’ll figure out as we move forward.”
Gaming After Hours perspective:
Giving the history of Naughty Dog and it’s success with the it’s franchise. The possibility of a port of The Last of Us isn’t to far fetched, considering they how well they sell and the amount of love and attention the developer places within their each game. But given the cost of development of the PlayStation 4 and the amount of resources it would require people shouldn’t expect it the port to be fully take advantage Sony’s new console. Sure, there will be plenty of people who would love to experience The Last of Us with greatly enhanced details and but you can bet that’ll full the demand for the next entry in this post-apocalyptic action franchise.
Would you be interested in an updated port of The Last of Us or would you like Naughty Dog to place their resources into developing its sequel?
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