Naughty Dog’s next project isn’t the last of us 3

With the first season of HBO’s The Last Of Us adaptation coming to an end, everyone is wondering if Naughty Dog will capitalize on the franchise’s mainstream success by releasing another game. In an interview with Kinda Funny, showrunner and The Last Of Us co-creator Neil Druckmann acknowledged the hype for a potential Last Of Us Part 3, but said Naughty Dog has already picked out its next game.

“At the end of each project, we purposefully explore different projects,” Druckmann said of Naughty Dog’s creative process, after explaining how the successful studio is lucky enough to be able to choose projects based on passion. “Some of them can be a sequel, and then a lot of new ideas. And then we feel like ‘where are our passions?'”

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“I know the fans really want The Last Of Us Part III, I hear about it all the time,” he continued. “All I can say is that we are already working on our next project, the decision has already been made. I can’t say what it is, but that’s the process we’ve been through.”

Druckmann goes on to explain that the as-yet-untitled Last Of Us multiplayer game is “our next big title,” so presumably the project he couldn’t describe is the main title that will appear after this release.

In the past, Druckmann was just as hesitant to commit to The Last Of Us ever getting a third installment. In 2021, he said he had written an outline for a possible part 3 with co-writer Halley Gross, but has since reiterated that it will only be made if Naughty Dog feels like it’s a compelling story and project to take on. to work.

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