The Last of Us Part 3 gets a confirmed plot, may come to life in the future

Last of Us Part 3

Naughty Dog have reportedly written a story outline for The Last of Us: Part 3 but they won’t be pursuing it any time soon. 

The Last of Us is survival and action-adventure game series set in the post-apocalyptic United States. Recently on an episode of the Script Apart podcast, creative director Neil Druckmann briefly spoke out about the third iteration in the game’s universe, a sequel which would revolve around, after the events of The Last of us 2. In the podcast he stated,

“I don’t know how much I want to reveal,” Druckmann said. “[co-writer Halley Gross] and I 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.”

According to him, there have been some discussions, surfaced regarding the development of Part 3 but also, the community won’t hear about the same any time soon as these kinds of games do require a lot of time and precision to be worked upon.

“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 3, whether it’s something new, whether there’s some old franchise we want to go back to.”

Well indeed we had to wait for 7 years before The Last of Us: Part 2 was brought to us and does qualify the above fact put forth by Mr. Neil Druckmann. He further stressed various factors like the company’s monetary status, his teams’ talent along with their passion, and most importantly the time they would need to put in order to provide us with yet another masterpiece.

But the idea behind a potential Part 3 doesn’t diminish after he added,

We’ve now had two games that I feel speak to something universal as well as telling a very personal story for these characters. With one game, there’s no pattern of what a franchise is. With two games, now there’s starting to be a pattern – now I feel like there are some structural and thematic themes you’d have to stick to if you’re making a third game.

Currently, Naughty Dog is in the works to revamp the first iteration of the game, a remake for the brand new Playstation 5 consoles. Alongside, The Last of us game is due to get a web series adaption on HBO with the filming scheduled to start in July 2021.


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