Neil Druckmann Won't Commit To The Last Of Us Part 3

Neil Druckmann Won't Commit To The Last Of Us Part 3
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Tom Chapman


27th Jan 2023 14:51

We're not sure what's going on over at Naughty Dog right now, but it seems the acclaimed developer is wary of banking on its legacy franchises.

Alongside news that Naughty Dog is abandoning UnchartedThe Last of Us could be the next big IP cast to the wind? Is the record-breaking fungal apocalypse destined to become the next Jak and Daxter?

Where Is The Last Of Us Part 3?

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While 2013's The Last of Us was almost universally loved, that can't be said for 2020's The Last of Us Part II. Still, the title broke records by winning over 320 Game of the Year awards and became the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive of all time.

There are definitely enough story threads to warrant a mythical The Last of Us Part 3, with Game Director Neil Druckmann previously teasing that a story outline has already been written. Things have been mysteriously quiet since then.

Following the success of HBO's live-action The Last of Us series, Druckmann is back in the spotlight. Speaking to BuzzFeed, though he downplayed the chance of us shooting up Clickers in The Last of Us Part 3.

Although Druckmann has said nothing is confirmed for Season 2, he admitted in the BuzzFeed interview, "We have had conversations about where we would go if we get renewed."

Even though showrunner Craig Mazin has said that they wouldn't want the show to go on forever, the team has already teased The Last of Us Part 2 being split over two seasons.

Game of Thrones fumbled it as it galloped ahead of George R.R. Martin's source material, but if we get The Last of Us Part 3, expect the series to follow suit. In the meantime, someone get Abby actor, Laura Bailey, on standby.

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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