The latest news about The Last of Us 2 is that Naughty Dog has put aside the development of the game until it is done with Uncharted 4. While this is definitely a bad news for the fans of The Last of Us 2, they will be happy to know that Uncharted 4 has already been developed and has pleased quite a few consumers ahead of its 10th May release.
With Uncharted 4 clearly on the way to the market, Naughty Dog will now be focusing on the second installment of the horror game.
With the release of Uncharted 4 almost round the corner, fans are hopeful that Naughty Dog will complete the work on The Last of Us 2 and release it soon enough. Breathe Cast reported that Neil Druckmann, the creative director of Naughty Dog, has come out to state that the team has already started conceptualizing for The Last of Us 2.
Druckmann has come out to reveal that they had already started figuring out some things about the survival horror game, but had to put it on hold since they began work on Uncharted 4.
He informed fans that the work on The Last of Us was put on hold since they had to work on Uncharted 4, but since that is complete; the whole creative team has focused on The Last of Us 2.
Ever since the release of the first installment of the survival horror game, the fans have been desperate to know when the sequel for The Last of Us will be released. Even a couple of year back, the game developer, Naughty Dog said that they weren’t sure about when they would start work on The Last of Us 2. The game wasn’t the priority for them. They were more interested in rolling out Uncharted 4.
According to Christian Post, the work on The Last of Us 2 seems to have started since Michael Knowland, an artist who is working with The Last of Us 2 has come to state in his LinkedIn profile that he has started working on the prototypes for head sculpts. With work on animation started, fans can be rest assured that Naughty Dog will pick up The Last of Us 2 next.
There has been no update about what fans can expect from The Last of Us 2, but Druckmann while talking about the process of conceptualization for the game had stated that the creative team has been working on including new characters who will join Ellie and Joel. The Last of Us 2 is also going to have a sci-fi and a fantasy mode.
Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley have been closely involved in the development process of The Last of Us 2. According to Christian Today, they had already started working on the sequel to the popular game, when they were asked to stall things related to The Last of Us 2 and focus on Uncharted 4. The two will soon be collaborating to get the project back on track.
With Uncharted 4 rolling out, there are speculations that Naughty Dog is going to announce The Last of Us 2 in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. With the speculation of the game being brought in to the forefront of the players this year, there are rumors that it might be unveiled at the next year’s E3.
Naughty Dog is going to be very careful with The Last of Us 2 since copies of Uncharted 4 were stolen while it was being transported. The incident happened while the lorry transporting the video game DVD titles were intercepted by perpetrators and looted.
The incident took place in the UK while the Uncharted 4 titles were being taken to Sony Computer Entertainment. The police have been unable to get their hands on those involved.