If you, like me, thought that The Last of Us was a spectacular example of interactive entertainment at its finest then, like me, you'll be bitterly disappointed to hear that its sequel has been put on indefinite hold.
Developer Naughty Dog has previously stated that they're considering a follow-up game to 2013's award-winning masterpiece, but were yet to officially confirm any details. Well, now they have: The Last of Us 2 won't be infecting your console anytime soon.
In an interview with Game Informer, co-directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann said that they were putting Joel and Ellie's tale on hold in order to fully concentrate on Nathan Drake's upcoming adventure, Uncharted 4.
We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.
Though I'm glad to see the developers focusing their efforts on making Uncharted 4 the best it can be, it's unfortunate that we'll have to wait at least a few more years to take on the fungal-sprouting hordes again.
The brutally intense survival game worked brilliantly as a standalone package, but I can't pretend I wouldn't be thrilled to play another nail-bitting chapter in The Last of Us franchise!
What do you think? Is Naughty Dog right to take a zombie hiatus?