In what shouldn’t be surprising news to anybody, it seems a sequel to The Last of Us is in the works. A developer at Naughty Dog accidentally let slip a reference to the second iteration. While the studio was livestreaming on Twitch, a face animator was described as being in charge for the “three Uncharted games and the first Last of Us.” This was quickly followed by a “did I just say the first Last of Us?” There have been hints toward a Last of Us sequel for a while now, and the evidence keeps piling up.
With an industry infatuated with franchises, it should come as no surprise that a financially successful and critically acclaimed title is receiving a sequel. While I’d love to see Naughty Dog branch out and try its hand at other genres, I wouldn’t be surprised if the developers can expand and explore the
Last of Us universe further. The studio itself certainly seems to believe it can.