Naughty Dog, the developers behind Uncharted and now the cult beloved game “The Last of Us” announced that they have no plans to develop a sequel to The Last of Us. This comes as a major surprise for everyone involved as The Last of Us was not only the most popular game of 2013 but it has become a cult classic video game beloved by millions of gamers all around the world. Everyone thought that Naughty Dog would focus the second game on Ellie as due to unfortunate events Joel, the main character you play for the majority of the game dies protecting Ellie.
When asked as to why they won’t release a sequel to this game, Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Walls said the following: “The Last of Us was originally designed to be a standalone game that we could release between Uncharted 3 and Uncharted 4. We never thought that this game would reach such a high level of popularity, we knew that with The Last of Us we wanted to create a more emotional experience. Players emotionally connected to either Ellie or Joel which is why the game was able to become so popular. Players must understand that if we were to release a sequel there’d be no guarantee that you’d be receiving the same experience you received emotionally with the first installment.”
There you have it in order to not sully the good name that is The Last of Us, Naughty Dog won’t be releasing a sequel or any more downloadable content for The Last of Us.