While nobody is quite willing to confirm its existence, The Last of Us 2 is the subject of heavy speculation. A sequel makes sense, given the immense critical and commercial success of its predecessor, but the team at Naughty Dog remain tight-lipped on the matter.
Hints have been dropped by prominent voice actor Nolan North, and a Naughty Dog employee inadvertently mentioned a sequel, but Creative Director Neil Druckmann confirmed in the Official Playstation Magazine that the sequel only exists “in brainstorming form”
“The answer is – and this is totally honest, and I’ve said this in the past – that when Bruce [Straley] and I moved over to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for The Last of Us 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas,”
While this is in no way any official confirmation, it remains fairly indicative that something is indeed in the works. The possible directions this title could take are intriguing though, so it’s just a matter of waiting it out and seeing how it all comes together.