Though Naughty Dog hasn’t revealed what it’s working on next now that it’s wrapped up work on The Last of Us Part II, one thing it won’t be tackling is any kind of multiplayer game. All aboard the single player express!
Speaking with Game Informer, co-presidents Evan Wells and Neil Druckmann broke down why it’s so important that they’re working on single player titles.
“It’s sort of in our DNA to tell these stories,” Wells stated. “I think that’s going to continue. Single-player experiences are near and dear to us. It’s what has attracted a lot of people to Naughty Dog, and that’s what inspires them, so I think we’re going to keep at it as long as we can.” Druckmann was quick to chime in, “There has never been a mandate [from Sony] like, ‘Oh, this is where we see the winds shifting. And you start making these kind of games instead?’ We know just as they know that when you work on something you’re excited by, something you’re passionate by, you’re going to do great work.”
As for whether the company will continue to work with its current IPs or new franchises, Wells simply noted that the team wants to work on “both.” “I think there’s excitement to develop new IP, but there is still a ton of love for Uncharted and The Last of Us,” he added. “And I think you’ll see both kinds of projects from us in the future.”
As far as what that future will bring…well, we’re waiting just like you are.
The Last of Us Part II is available now.
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