Naughty Dog exploring The Last of us Sequel options

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While I’m not as enamoured with The Last of Us as the entire planet is, I liked the game and its post-apocalyptic universe. While I personally feel that Ellie and Joel’s story is complete , I’d love to see that world expanded upon. That may well be happening.

Speaking to Videogamer, Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer said that Naughty Dog is exploring ideas for a sequel of sorts to The Last of Us. In fact, not doing so would be a “disservice to ourselves and our fans.”

“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,” Meyer explained.

“It really comes down to is there something interesting in this universe we’ve created that we want to continue to explore? Is it something that we can get the entire team passionate about? Is it something we can get the creative directors excited about and then we could continue it?

“We’re just starting to explore ideas of what more could there be in this universe and starting that decision process. That doesn’t mean the end result is guaranteed.”

I’d love to see how the infection affected other parts of the world – and not just other parts of the US. Of course, should that happen, don’t expect it any time soon. With most of the creatives behind Uncharted leaving Naughty Dog, the task has fallen on to Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann; the people behind The Last of Us. I’d imagine they’re rather busy at the moment.

The Last of Us remastered  is out locally on August 1 for your PlayStation 4. It runs at 60fps and is rendered at 1080p, which means it must be maximum fun – though there’s an option to cut the amount of fun you’re having in half by locking the frame rate at 30.

Last Updated: July 22, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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