All news surrounding The Last of Us 2!
Naughty Dog have confirmed that they are certainly very interested in returning to the world which they beautifully rendered last year. A world which broke my heart within the first 15 minutes and one that captivated me for every following minute. From the stunning graphics and beyond exceptional voice acting, to Gustavo Santaolalla's breathtaking score, this was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a controller in hand.
Now all that's left to contemplate is the return of [The Last of Us](movie:1190382) . The first official news from Naughty Dog and Sony concerning a return to this universe was intriguing albeit a bit vague.
“We have started brainstorming some stuff. To be honest, some of them are sequel ideas, and some of them are brand new IP – we’ve spent the last few weeks brainstorming new IP”, Druckman told Eurogamer.
“So we have to get some good steps and see… It’s kind of like how we approached Left Behind. Can we tell people a story that’s really worth telling, and that’s not repeating itself? And if we can’t, where can we get inspired – what is something that’s really going to challenge us, and push storytelling in this medium forward?”
”It’s something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It’s something that we’ll figure out as we move forward.”
Recent Developments concerning The Last of Us 2
The Last of Us 2 has been pretty quiet since these initial statements, and that was something like 7 months ago. Though lately we have a development that I'm still skeptical about. The news originally comes from Hypable, who found a salient quote from The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann: "We're playing with some ideas, but no direction has been set yet for the next game."
Now, Hypable took the mentioning of a "next game" as confirmation that one was in development. Additionally, this was expanded upon. Now, KDrama Stars confirms what Hypable first reported, claiming the game is officially confirmed.
Their reports state that during the recent PAX Prime Expo, it was stated on the official record that The Last of Us 2 is in development. They also report that early concept art for the game was shown, and that The Last of Us 2 has a tentative release date of 2016.
My opinion? This is complete bull! I'm not in line to start believing these two websites and also, they then stated they had new word from Druckmann, but took excerpts from the quotes I have up above which was posted online over 7 months ago.
Conclusion: we really have no news about The Last of Us 2. Uncharted 4 is on Naughty Dog's mind and they're not prepared to talk about where they'll be going next and I'm terribly disappointed about that.
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