Looks like Neil Druckmann has plans for developing the next game in The Last of Us series soon.
Even though it hasn’t been that long since The Last of Us Part 2 was released, rumors have been circulating for quite some time about what Naughty Dog is planning to do next. We are already familiar with the fact that a sequel to Factions is expected to be released in 2023. If you haven’t heard, Factions is an upcoming standalone multiplayer game.
An entirely new IP with a fantasy theme has been rumored to be in the works at the studio. There have been rumors that the team is also developing The Last of Us 3. The news comes from a reputable source, ViewerAnon on Twitter.
Well, I'm not watching anything, so… Dr. Uckmann's next game is THE LAST OF US PART III which is currently in production at Naughty Dog. https://t.co/MxN8aBq9cy
— ViewerAnon (@ViewerAnon) December 13, 2022
Although the leaker has an impressive track record, there is still no official statement regarding this. Also, as Part 2 was released almost two years ago, and there is a multiplayer project in the works in addition to a TV show to attract new fans, it would make perfect sense to finish the story with a third act in a trilogy.
There is currently no information available about the plot of the third game or the characters involved. Naughty Dog has a lot of options for how to wrap up the series, and this could be one of them.
It’s worth noting that ViewerAnon identified Druckmann’s next project as Part 3. It’s possible that due to Naughty Dog’s rapid growth in recent years, multiple projects are being worked on simultaneously. What happens next is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime, be on the lookout for the January 15, 2013 premiere of HBO‘s The Last of Us.
Feel free to share your thoughts on whether you believe the rumors that Naughty Dog is working on a third TLOU game or whether you think they are just rumors.