New details about The Last of Us 2 have slipped from an unknown magazine's cancelled cover story which was supposed to be released a few months ago, possibly back at the E3 2016 days. Details cover stuff like story and a little of gameplay.
It looks like something special is happening behind the scenes at Sony owned Naughty Dog. Recently, The Last of Us Game Director Bruce Straley teased an amazing protoype a designer was sketching via Twitter.
"I got goosebumps playing & talking thru a prototype a designer was sketching in yesterday! That's how I know… #GonnaBeAwesome" tweeted Bruce
And today, Marken Okon, a freelance concept artist Marke Okon, who worked on The Last of Us shared this amazing piece of artwork showcasing a grown-up Ellie probably playing a guitar. Before sharing the artwork, Marken wrote:
"Let me tease you something… Its coming… ;]"
The artwork received great response from fans and many went on to make conclusion that its from The Last of Us 2. Seeing such a massive response from fan, Marek issued an update via Facebook and termed the artwork as just a fan art but the way he said that, he still seems to be teasing something. Read below the updated message from Marek.
"Lol. This is how you know you are teasing your stuff the right way, So before its gonna get blown out of proportions – its gonna be strictly personal image. Is it about TLOU2? Not really… Maybe… Its classified ;P. But seriously its gonna be just a fan art ;]"
Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann and Bruce Stanley recently held an AMA session on Reddit answering questions directly from fans. The duo talked about The Last of Us future, upcoming DLC, PS4 memory and many more things.
Neil Druckmann first talked about possibility of The Last of Us 2. When asked to comment what are the chance of development team going back to drawing board for The Last of Us sequel?
"If you’re asking about a sequel… right now I’d say it’s 50/50."
Later on Neil added that Sony as a publisher gives them completely freedom to do what development team feels best i.e whether to go for a brand new IP or a sequel:
"Sony has complete trust in us. It’s really up to us to come up with something that will keep the team inspired for the next several years — which is why we don’t take the decision of what we’ll work on next lightly."
When Bruce was asked to comment on power of PS4 and additional memory, he replied that he didn't have much time on PS4 so can't say anything now but he's excited about more memory PS4 offers.
"Dunno really – the DLC is on the PS3, so we haven’t gotten a whole lot of time with the “next-next gen” hardware. But I’m excited about having more memory, until we use it all up again!"
When a fan asked what are development team currently working on for The Last of Us, Bruce replied, they are working on third DLC for multiplayer portion and "SOMETHING ELSE" for The Last of Us
"we’re working on the 3rd DLC drop for MP right now! …and maybe something else… we’ll see. The Last of Us Devs Working On 3rd MP DLC For The Game, And Tease Something Else For TLOU In Work"
So there you have it folks all answers to right from the mouth of Naughty Dog, "The Last of Us sequel, upcoming DLC, future project, PS4". You can read full AMA on Reddit.