Naughty Dog is currently exploring ideas for a sequel to The Last of Us, community strategist Arne Meyer has revealed, telling VideoGamer.com that failing to consider options for The Last of Us 2 "would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans".
ND please do:)
I'd rather they make another new IP. I would welcome a sequel too, but I'm afraid The Last of Us wasn't built to last.
"The Last of Us wasn't built to last" - that statement couldn't be more disagreeable to me. The world of The Last of Us contains so many stories, of the different people that were affected by the outbreak. The notes, audio tapes and graffiti you find throughout the game, all point to untold stories of those who tried to survive. Then you have the back stories of all supporting cast of characters that has not been explored. You also have the untold stories of the first years of the outbreak. Not to mention the untold story of Ellie's mother.
They could make it like day z
The world in which it exists certainly is "built to last." Who says you have to have the same characters? That is why I am excited about the next Mass Effect: New Leads, new characters, new story, same universe.
The First Of Us http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3...
They can always explore different options for the storyline...Post Apocalyptic worlds like TLOU are built to last. Story about a conflicted Hunter Story about a Firefly Story about two Brothers (The feels) Etc... If they ended with Joel/Ellie like that, it's fine but if they don't explore and build on TLOU IP that's making a mistake. We don't want Naughty Dog becoming the "Will Smith" of Gaming. (Doesn't do sequels, except on occasion)
Ish!! :D that's a story worth playing through
As much as I loved the last of us, I see it as a one off classic that needs no sequel. A new IP would be welcomed, all they have to do is say its from the guys that brought you uncharted and the last of us = instant money.
I don't think The Last of US needs a sequel. It told an epic story that left you thinking at the end of it. I'd rather they worked on a new IP. Let TLOU remain a classic.
They know they can make money off of the ip so they will make another one even if the original wasn't meant for a sequel or a prequel. It's the way the industry is run.
@septic I would say you lean slightly more towards the microsoft camp and I am wondering why you have never said the same about halo it's been going down hill since halo 3. After I finished tlou I was excited to see what they could improve for the sequel (gameplay wise) and I want to know what happens to the characters after the events of the first one!
"I would say you lean slightly more towards the microsoft camp and I am wondering why you have never said the same about halo it's been going down hill since halo 3." Its not rocket science. The Last of Us' major appeal is its story and single player campaign. That's why it is a classic. The Halo franchise has had a decent campaign plus, more importantly for many people, the multiplayer. So, ignoring the so called bias you're trying to imply that I have, I just don't think TLOU NEEDS a sequel. Here's what Naughty Dog had to say on the matter: ""I think we always make a smart decision in that all of our games are SELF-CONTAINED stories so they don't have to continue if we don't want them to or if there's no reason for them to continue". The stories in Halo are not self-contained; if anything, the games don't do the lore expanded brilliantly in other mediums like the books, any justice. Do you understand now?
Microsoft has a camp? Does SONY? Where do I find it? Is it filled with 4K TVs and PS4s?! Sounds magical! ;P
"After I finished tlou I was excited to see what they could improve for the sequel (gameplay wise) and I want to know what happens to the characters after the events of the first one!" If they do a direct sequel, that is what I would want. I just know people are going to be trying to hunt them down... the next part can be them trying to keep from getting caught while trying to find an alternate way to "fix the problem"... trying to be spoiler free in this comment for those who have not played the game yet.
I'm really hoping ND take a stab at making a sc-fi game, in the vain of Firefly I'd love TLOU2, it WILL happen eventually
They would only make a sequel if ND can come up with a deep and meaningful story. TLOU has an interesting insight of human nature and how people might drop that to survive. As long as the story doesn’t just have a main story following the main characters but also look into what makes us human, then the games will do well.
The reason I want to see more is exactly because it left you thinking and I want to see more of these characters as the years have passed in that world.
I'm with you on this Septic, I don't think it needs a sequel. I love the Last of Us, very few games truly emotionally effect the player quite as this game did. I don't think a sequel could have the impact of the original as in when you first see and have to deal with the infected or when you're exposed to the sheer brutality of the lives of the games inhabitants and the wonder and awe of the urban wilderness that ND created. All of these things would be lessened in a sequel as we have experienced it all before. I see TLOF as this perfect gem that is so complete in its execution that if you keep adding to it you risk watering down its brilliance. …………. but even though I say these things I would love ND to prove me wrong.
ok while they do that every real playstation fan is waiting for another friggin jack and daxter....
Eh it's the way Naughty Dog tend to operate. They had Crash on PS1, Jak & Daxter on PS2, Uncharted on PS3 and then The Last of Us afterwards (probably mainly since it was a long-ish generation in comparison to previous ones). They won't go back, especially not to a platformer when platforming games just haven't really had the bite they used to unfortunately.
It's a nice problem to have, so many IPs that people love.
I used to wait for each of NDs games to release in hope the next one will be a Jak game. But now ill be satisfied if they just made an HD version of Jak X :(
That site never loads on my browser... Anyway, I thought it was pretty much confirmed. They already said they were working on 2 ps4 games. We know Uncharted 4 is one. The obvious other would be The Last of Us sequel. Consider this: - ND is a two team studio - Uncharted is done after Uncharted 4 - That means the Uncharted team will be making a new IP afterwards. Is it reasonable to think that ND will be making 2 new IP's so close to each other?
ND already hinted that the 2nd team is working on a new IP. Also Neil and Bruce are working on UC4, would make more sense with them starting TLoU2 once they are done
As much as I want 'Uncharted 4,' I do also rave about a sequel to 'The Last of Us.' I consider that the 'Remastered' version of the game is a disappointment.
I think the remaster of TLOU is a nice way of cutting their teeth on the PS4 before the PS4 comes out. Then they can work on the next TLOU as the assets are already there. And the team who worked on Uncharted 4 can start work on the new IP.
With the critical success of TLOU there's no doubt a sequel will be made. And millions of fans are anticipating it
I think they'd be beter off spending their time on a new IP. Put Drake to bed in Uncharted 4 and then give us something completely new. The last of us doesn't need a sequel. It would just undermine the ending of the orignal.
Call it... The last 2 of us
I really want a sequel but please do not rush it! Take 10 years if you have to. As long as we get a sequel in the future I will be happy! The masterpiece must continue!
I would like to see the story being picked up 30 years further on. There would be a lot less people, the world would be very different and you could be picking up little bits of information about what happened to the people in the first game.
It can't be a direct sequel. Please. I love the mystery and frankly, heartbreak, at the end of the first game. I wouldn't mind a parallel game. Playing as Joel's brother, or maybe that guy and his kid you encounter later in the game is a decent option as well. I just don't want to know what happens after the ending of the original.
The Last Of Us was like a love letter to various games- The Walking Dead, Silent Hill etc. As such, it does scupper the need for a sequel.
At times I felt like I was playing "Manhunt" also.
The sequell needs to be something of its own it cant just be about finding the cure or protecting someone.
lol i reckon this will turn into hl3.
There's really no need for a sequel. The ending of TLOU left us thinking and had great emotional impact. This impact would have far more of lasting impact if there were no further games in to continue it. The incredible writing and especially the ending, wouldn't feel as great if there was something to continue it. Why can't it just be a one off experience that will always remain a classic. Yes, I understand a sequel most likely wouldn't follow the same characters - but it's still not necessary. Just leave it alone. I'm not suggesting any potential sequel would be BAD, nor do I think Naughty Dog would make a poor product - I just think it would be nice for a change to have a great single solitary videogame experience without feeling the need to succumb to sequel syndrome. It seems as though every great game HAS to have a sequel. It would be nice to get hyped for a new project for a change. The majority of the time, our most anticipated games to be released are often sequels. It's just not necessary. You take a HUGE risk that absolutely MUST meet the standard of the original, or best yet - exceed it. Any slight criticism against any possible sequel will just marr the image of the original. Leave it alone, Naughty Dog!
I just hope if they do this naughty dog is very careful with it. This game raised the bar so much and it would really be a shame if they tainted that with a sub par sequel. Just please for the love of god do not do it directly where the first one ended. A parallel story or a prequel might work, but the beauty of how the initial story ended would be destroyed if they kept going with it.
Just make another IP, take over Syphon Filter or something. If they Capitalise on a full stealth IP they could do great things. (Even more great things)
Last of Us 2: You haven't seen the last of us!
saw a movie last night where there they found the cure for zombieism with zombie protein but supplies started running low.they had to look into making a synthetic protein that could work. while i was watching the movie i was thinking this could be a good plot for tlou2.
the infection is a fungus that mutated...not zombies.
There should only be a sequel if Ellie is the main character. The game will need to tell a story, a better story than the original and if I was Neil..I would find that extremely difficult.
Whatever you do Naughty Dog PLEEEAASE do not make it into a Halo type game. i hate Halo and its fanbase please don't do that. i know you won't but still i feel like it was important enough to mention :D
The universe itself yields nothing to explore: Post-apocalyptic worlds are a dime a dozen. What was interesting was the relationship between Ellie and Joel and that does not need to be explored any more. It was a perfect, self contained story which has garnered the hearts and souls of everyone, more so than Kim Jong-Un would like to think he has Korea's citizens. Re exploring Joel and Ellie would do more harm than good. Sure, create something unrelated to them and brand it as TLoU2 and it will sell by the bucket load, but don't dare even metion Joel and Ellie. The backlash would be uncomparable.
I prefer Joel, if it were a sequel, I'd like to see them again Joel, Tommy, Bill. However the main character to be Joel. It would be interesting to see the story of three before coming Ellie. I hope as soon to appear the Last of Us 2.
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