We all know Naughty Dog was exploring and brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us sequel, but they had to put it on ice to work on Uncharted 4.

And now in a new interview Naughty Dog’s creative director, Neil Druckmann gives us an update and addressed Nolan North’s statement indicating a sequel was coming: “I can say that was kind of a surprise for us for him (North) to say that.

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I was like ‘Oh he knows more than we know [about] what we’re doing next.’ We joked about it afterwards during shoots and stuff.

“The answer is – and this is totally honest, and I’ve said this in the past – that when Bruce (Straley) and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas.

And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4.”

He adds that a small team had been working on those prototypes and then everyone moved over to Uncharted 4. “You know, there’s a part of me that’s really looking forward to going back to those things, but I have no cycles left in my mind even to be thinking about that right now!

So, I guess he (North) was kind of right in that we were working on stuff, but we don’t know what we’re doing next and we won’t know until probably a few months after we finish Uncharted 4,” Druckmann concluded.

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Source: OPM via Games Radar.

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