It’s nearing a year since The Last of Us: Part II released and subsequently secured virtually every award available, and so some fans are pondering what’s next for Naughty Dog. We know that the team is working on a fully-fledged multiplayer game set within the series’ post-apocalyptic universe, but many had anticipated seeing it by now. Of course, it’s worth remembering that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, which will have heavily affected workflows.
Neil Druckmann, the developer’s co-president, has acknowledged fans’ thirst for new information on Twitter – and he’s urged patience for the time being. “We have several cool things we can’t wait to share with you,” he teased. “As soon as we can, we will!”
There’s a lot going on at the Californian developer right now; in addition to the abovementioned multiplayer title, it’s also collaborating with PlayStation Productions and HBO on The Last of Us’ television adaptation, which recently cast the roles of Joel and Ellie. We suspect that its flagship PlayStation 4 sequel will also be remastered for next-gen, and we imagine it’s sowing the seeds for a new project behind-the-scenes as well. Lots to look forward to, then!