Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann has confirmed during an episode of the Script Apart podcast that he and co-writer Halley Gross have completed work on a story outline to a sequel to The Last of Us: Part II. When asked about the possibility of a follow-up to Ellie and Abby's journey through Seattle and beyond, Druckmann explained: "I don’t know how much I want to reveal... [co-writer Halley Gross] and I did write an outline for a story, that we're not making – but I hope one day can see the light of day – that explores a little bit what happens after this game. We’ll see."
He then goes on to say there have been a lot of internal discussions at Naughty Dog concerning the possibility of another entry in the series, but stressed how much work, time, and effort goes into making them. "After we finish one of our big titles, we take a long time to explore different ideas, whether it’s going to be Last of Us III, whether it's something new, whether there's some old franchise we want to go back to. I like to fully explore all of those, then look at, like: okay, we have all of these ideas in front of us. As a studio, what do we want to commit to? Because it’s a huge commitment – monetary, time, passion, talent, so you think about all the opportunity costs that come with that."
Of course, recent reports suggest Naughty Dog is working on its multiplayer spin-off to The Last of Us as well as a full remake of the original game. There's also the assumption that a new IP has to be part of its plans. Do you want to see a third entry in The Last of Us saga? Where should it take Ellie and Abby next? Let us know in the comments below.