Accordingly, the pilot episode of the popular American survival horror drama TV series “The Walking Dead” had the title “Days Gone Bye” and given that “The Walking Dead” and “The Lat of Us” shared thematic similarities, it was highly possible that Naughty Dog was already working on the game’s sequel.
Also, sometime in September last year, “The Last of Us” creative director Neil Druckmann said that he was surprised when Nolan North confirmed the sequel. He added that there are still a lot of things to consider before they move forward with the project.
But Druckmann also hinted in the same interview that he and Bruce Straley already had a few ideas for “The Last of Us 2.” It is just that at that point in time, they want to focus their attention on “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”
He explained further that when he and Bruce moved over to “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” they were brainstorming ideas for “The Last of Us 2” with new characters, ideas for the game with Joel and Ellie, ideas for a sci-fi game, ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one those ideas.
Druckmann and Straley solidified their plans for “The Last of Us 2”, Naughty Dog also asked them to work on “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”