Next Naughty Dog IP May Be The Last Of Us III Says Druckmann

Neil Druckmann has teased The Last Of Us III in an interview with British GQ. It’s still ten days until The Last Of Us II is upon us, so it’s hard to imagine what lies beyond this year’s highly anticipated sequel. 

Despite this, it’s enough to make us wishfully imagine beyond 2020, and onto what Naughty Dog might produce next.

During his interview with British GQ, game director Druckmann suggested that a third installment to the post-pandemic series could be on the cards, but at the same time, believes Naughty Dog could also create an entirely new title altogether.

Reflecting on the lengthy production process, and what’s next, Druckmann said: “As you start wrapping things up, creatively there are fewer and fewer responsibilities, and my mind can’t help but think about the next thing,”

He teased: “So, yeah, the next thing could be a Part III, the next thing could be some new IP.”

The possibilities are endless then, and all options are on the table. Beyond The Last Of Us II, there’s the forthcoming HBO adaptation, a developing production between Druckmann and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.

Discussing the HBO series, and the challenges that lie ahead, Druckmann said: “It really lets us focus on the characters and the drama and show you other aspects of those characters,”

It was announced yesterday that Johan Renck, the Emmy-award winning director of Chernobyl and Breaking Bad, will direct the pilot episode of The Last Of Us HBO series.

His other credits include work on The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, and Bates Motel.

The Last Of Us Part II is due on June 19 on PS4.

A listing on the PlayStation website announced that The Last Of Us Part II would require “100 GB minimum” of free space to install onto a console. For that reason, the game’s physical edition will be launched on two discs.

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