Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog has after the Season finale of The Last of Us in an interview about the future projects of the developer studio. Accordingly, a decision has already been made as to what the makers of titles like Uncharted and The Last of Us as next produce – apart from Multiplayer project by The Last of Uswhich will be revealed later this year with new details.
What is Naughty Dog working on?
In conversation with Kinda funny said Neil Druckmann: “At the end of each project, we consciously look at many different projects. Some might be a sequel and then there are some completely new ideas. We think, ‘Where is our passion?’ Because that’s the fire that drives the And if you pick the wrong project and after two years out of four you’re burned out because the passion is gone, you’re screwed.”
“I know the fans really The Last of Us Part 3 want to have. I hear that all the time and all I can say is that we’re already in the middle of the next project – so a decision has already been made. I can’t reveal what it is. But that’s the process we went through. […] We chose the thing that excited us the most.”, reveals Druckmann at Kinda Funny. So patience is currently required for the future of Naughty Dog.
Uncharted is off the table
The development team will not return to the Uncharted series for the time being. This chapter is finished, as Neil Druckmann announced some time ago. With that, it’s safe to assume it’s either The Last of Us Part 3 or a brand new project. Parallel to the games, Neil Druckmann is also involved in the production of the second season of The Last of Us employed at HBO.