Naughty Dog director reveals outline for ‘The Last of Us: Part 3’ exists


The Last of Us: Part 3 now has an outline ready and written. Even then, the game’s director confirms that the game is not yet under development.

For many, not a lot of people are considering a potential The Last of Us: Part 3. The story felt closed and shut, together with its many controversial parts. Even then, we now learn that an outline is already written out for the title.

The Last of Us does not go without controversy

The Last of Us is one of the most powerful and also most controversial games of modern gaming. Its first iteration was both a critical darling and something that the audience loved. The admiration for it is as universal as it comes.

The Last of Us 2, on the other hand, was a little bit different. While the game is still a favorite among critics and industry experts, it was met by a divided fanbase. Many of the decisions for the game were questioned, with entire controversies built up.

Even then, many are still curious if the story of Ellie will continue on. The answer seems to be a likely yes.

Neil Druckmann reveals progress with the story

In a podcast, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann revealed that an outline for The Last of Us: Part 3 exists. The outline details what will happen after the events of The Last of Us 2. He also notes that he’d want it to become a game one day.

“I don’t know how much I want to reveal,” Druckmann noted. “[Halley Gross] did write an outline for a story – that we’re not making, but I hope one day can see the light of day – that explores a little bit what happens after this game. We’ll see.”

Druckmann also noted that the studio is still deciding what they want to do next. They have several projects that they can pick to work on.

“After we finish one of our big titles, we take a long time to explore different ideas, whether it’s going to be Last of Us III, whether it’s something new, whether there’s some old franchise we want to go back to,” Druckmann further explained.

The most current project for Naughty Dog is their remake of the first The Last of Us. The development is currently under the lead of Naughty Dog, who took over after finishing The Last of Us Part 2. The second game finished summer of last year, June 2020.

A Last of Us adaptation is also currently in the works from HBO. The Last of Us: Part 3 is not yet something concrete.

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