Sounds Like Naughty Dog's Next Game Won't Be The Last of Us 3 | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:50
/ Neil Druckmann
Naughty Dog recently released Grounded II: Making The Last of Us Part II, a two-hour documentary delving into the creation of the mammoth sequel. Full of in-progress footage and stories from development, It's well worth watching, and you can do so for free on YouTube. In its closing moments, Neil Druckmann says he has a concept for a third game, and while that's exciting, it's very likely the studio will release something else beforehand.
Druckmann's comments suggest a potential The Last of Us 3 currently only exists in his head, which means, if it does get made, it'll be years and years before we see it come to fruition. We know Naughty Dog is currently working on something, though, so it stands to reason we'll see what that something is before another Last of Us comes our way.
When the studio cancelled its multiplayer game The Last of Us Online, it stated it's now working on «more than one ambitious, brand new single player game». If The Last of Us 3 really is just a concept floating around Druckmann's noggin, it could be that we'll actually see at least two other games before it's realised.
There's some ropey rumblings about a potential Uncharted: Drake's Fortune remake, but other than that, your guess as to what the team will conjure up next is as good as ours. We know what it won't be, though.
What would you like to see next from Naughty Dog? Discuss in the comments section below.
Having grown up alongside PlayStation, Stephen has developed an eclectic taste in video games and a wide knowledge of the medium, from small indie gems to the biggest AAA blockbusters. Ever hopeful that the Burnout series makes a miraculous return.
Guess we'll have to wait until some low life hacks them to find out...
A new jak and daxter would be great. Or that sci-fi or fantasy game they mentioned at one point. Will be very interesting to see what they can do with that genre.
I am sure they can crank out a couple more remasters before last of us 3
It's been a bit of an open secret for quite awhile that there working on a new IP.
At this point, I could care less what Naughty Dog does next.
Whatever it is, it better not be The Last of Us or Uncharted related. It's time to cleanse the palate a little.
That's fine, I'd love to see a new IP from Naughty Dog for a change, it's been a while.
I do believe that The Last of Us Part III was already in development in 2023, and maybe prior. Neil knows how to market his games, so I think that his statement in the documentary was the beginning of the marketing campaign for the game. I love TLoU, so I will eagerly wait for 3. I'm really up for a new IP being their next game.
Thank god it's been a decade without a new IP from them. I'm so over TLOU
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