Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann says the studio has ‘turned the page’ on the Uncharted series and could do the same with The Last of Us, should it decide not to make a third installment. series.
While The Last of Us is already thinking about a second season after the resounding success of the first episodes on HBO, the same may not be true for video games. Naughty Dog is currently working on its big standalone multiplayer game set in the same universe, but it looks likea full third installment of the main story isn’t set in stone at this point.
Indeed, Neil Druckmann, who spoke to BuzzFeed, suggested thata third episode may never see the light of day. According to him, the eventuality of a Last of Us 3 depends on the ability of Naughty Dog to create a ” gripping story with a universal message and statement about love, just like the first and second game did “.
The Last of Us Part 2 could be the last game in the series
” With The Last of Us, it’s up to us whether we want to pursue it or not…. If we can’t find something we have a very strong ending with part 2 and that will be the end Druckmann added. Without spoiling the last hours of the second part of the game, the studio had indeed managed to close the story, and we imagine that it would not be not easy to find a continuation consistent with the end proposed by Naughty Dog.
Druckmann also clarified that Sony wasn’t putting any pressure on the studio to produce a sequel, despite the success of previous games. Moreover, the series has recently exploded sales. Rumors had previously claimed that The Last of Us 3 was already in production at the studio, but they were quickly denied by Druckmann himself.
He goes on to point to Uncharted 4: At Thief’s End as one of its most commercially successful releases, but acknowledges that the studio has since moved away from the main story. After all, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was a standalone expansion after A Thief’s End, and followed the story of Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross in search of Ganesh’s defense. Drake was only mentioned briefly, which is why Druckmann hints that the series will not have a sequel in the future. It could therefore be the same The Last of Us.