When Nolan North confirmed that Naughty Dog is doing The Last of Us 2, Troy Baker says that he knows nothing about the sequel for Naughty Dog’s action-adventure survival horror, The Last of Us.
During a Q&A panel at Indy PopCon last weekend, Troy Baker said, “I know nothing. I don’t know if we’re gonna do another one or not.
If we do, then I trust Neil [Druckmann, creative director] and Bruce [Straley, game director] and everyone at Naughty Dog to tell a story that needs to be told.
I can go either way, though, because I think it could stand alone as just at its own thing. Like Journey, the game, not the band, it didn’t need a sequel necessarily.
It stood alone as a standalone piece of art that I think is incredible and if you haven’t played it, it’s amazing.”
He adds, “But for me, there’s so much… You know, spoiler, when you go from the prologue and then credits and then cut to 20 years later, you see a completely different guy.
You see someone that was a dad that was just trying to do everything he could to take care of his daughter to now, this feared, brutal man that has, as it said in the character description when I first auditioned for it, a man who has few moral lines left to cross.”
Baker continues, “That’s a very profound statement to make of someone, and if that’s true what led him to that place. So there’s a part of me that wants to see those 20 years, but if you played Left Behind there’s so much about Ellie that I want to know.
We got to see obviously in that what happened when she mentions at the very end of The Last of Us, when she talks about her and Riley. So being able to see that, I kind of want to see more about Joel, but I almost want to see it… I don’t know, man, I go back and forth.
But again, I have to default to this: I trust Neil and Bruce implicitly, so if they were to make a sequel, whatever they decide to take, even if they honestly – I believe in The Last of Us so much that even if Joel and Ellie weren’t in it that would still be a game that I want to play or a story that I would want to experience.”
The Last of Us might be still in early development or he signed a non-disclosure agreement, we are hoping to hear something at E3 2016/2017 or before that.
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