Naughty Dog President Evan Wells is boosting the community’s confidence in The Last of Us 2 story. According to Wells, they are happy with the game’s story and says it would be amazing.
ND has an exceptional track record for presenting deep and meaningful stories. From Uncharted 1 to The Last of Us to Uncharted 4, every game had us on the edge of our seats.
With The Last of Us 2, Naughty Dog is hoping to do the same once again. Speaking with GameInformer, Evan Wells not only talked about The Last of Us 2 but how Uncharted The Lost Legacy impacts the franchise.
We don’t plan that far ahead. Making a game is pretty tough so we’re laser-focused on just getting what we’re currently working on out the door.
We have wrapped up Nathan Drake’s story, for sure. We have a lot of ideas outside of the Uncharted universe, and we’re busy on The Last of Us 2 at the same time, so it’s not an experiment. We don’t have a grand plan to continue to do this serially, or create more side-stories of other characters.
Elsewhere is the interview, Naughty Dog addressed their issues with running a two-team studio early on. During the development of The Last of Us they were running a two-team operation but it wasn’t as streamlined as it is now.
We’ve now got the ability to sort of have a team that’s in production, and sort of a pre-production team. When one team ends, we’ve sort of laid the groundwork with what the next product is going to be, and then we can sort of roll people over. But we’ve certainly given up any dream or fantasy that we’d ever be able to fully accomplish the two full teams.
The Lost Legacy Team will eventually be merged into The Last of Us Part II team until they have another project to work on. Most probably close to the end of The Last of Us Part II’s development, ND may move some of the staff to a different project.
The Last of Us 2 is releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro sometime next year.