There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the sequel to the PlayStation 4 hit, The Last Of Us. While Naughty Dog, voice actor Nolan North and creator Neil Druckmann have all had their own slips about whether or not The Last Of Us 2 was actually in development, I think it’s safe to say we can certainly expect the sequel. While there has been some uncomfimed chatter about the supposed sequel, Naughty Dog has yet to come right out and confirm all of the rumors flying around. Here, though, is what we can piece together so far about The Last Of Us 2.
There haven’t been many reports about the general story in The Last Of Us 2, but it’s easy to speculate that the main goal of the game is going to be trying to find a cure for the virus—and Ellie’s life may hold the key. There have also been reports that Joel’s brother, Tommy, might have a more central role in the sequel than he did in the first game, because of the way the original game ended.
If Naughty Dog, as projected, does announce The Last Of Us 2 at E3 in June this year, we can hope to expect a release date of late 2017 or early 2018. I say this from my background in dealing with following video game releases and seeing many of my friends’ developer timelines. It has been reported that once the DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End releases, development will go into full swing for The Last Of Us 2. So if that’s true, Naughty Dog wouldn’t want to make fans wait for too long after announcing the game officially, so I would say a year to two years of development before release, but that’s just my speculation. Naughty Dog is a beast when it comes to cranking out amazing games in a short span of time, mostly because people are wholeheartedly loyal to the company and their games, which include The Last Of Us, Uncharted and Crash Bandicoot.