Blog - February 2, 2024

Neil Druckmann confirms The Last of Us: Part III is in the works

There’s one final chapter in the story of Ellie, Joel, Abby and the others: Naughty Dog President Neil Druckmann just confirmed it The Last of Us Part III Coming.

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The end Base II: Making the End of Us Part II, that he had just come up with an idea for the game. And while it hasn’t been outright confirmed that official development is underway, Naughty Dog currently has no other projects announced at this time.

In-game screenshot of Ellie and Dina on horseback from The Last of Us Part 2 RemasteredPrepare. Image via Naughty Dog

“I was thinking if there were any ideas there?” Druckmann said about the potential sequel. “And for years, I couldn’t figure out that concept. But recently, that’s changed, and I don’t have a story, but I have a concept that, to me, is as interesting as one, as interesting as two, as it is and still has content throughout. for everyone. father. So it feels like there’s one more chapter to the story.”

The Last of Us Part II is as controversial a game as you can imagine over the past few years. The game’s twisting storyline, along with its inclusion of marginalized people, has made the game a hot-button issue since its release in 2020.

Druckmann, creative director and co-author of The Last of Us Part II After writing and co-directing the original, he also directly participated in the adaptation of this hit film on HBO. The show’s second season will begin filming this month.

“If we never make it [The Last of Us] Again, this is a nice ending point,” Druckmann said. “The last bite of the apple, the story is over. The great thing about working at Naughty Dog is that we don’t have to. It’s always like this, ‘we’ll love someone else Our final, but if you feel like you’re passionate about something else, we’ll support something else.’ I have a very privileged position, I never take it for granted.”

The Last of Us Part II is remade was released just last month, featuring a rogue-like mode and remastered visuals, along with cut content.

With the above developments Part III is planned or already underway, and the streaming for Part II was recently canceled, a sequel could still be many years away.