Sony had registered some domains like The Last of Us 2 and 3, and they may come in handy after all since Niel Druckmann, creative director of The Last of Us, has clarified his comments where he said (spoilers) Joel and Ellie’s journey has ended.
He actually meant the journey with the Fireflies and not their journey as a whole. That means a sequel is still possible if they get a meaningful story to say.
“I said this journey for Joel and Ellie is complete. In a spoiler sense, I was referring to the journey with the Fireflies and what they’re after with the cure and all that. We’re not continuing that,” he told Kotaku.
“But as far as whether we come back to Joel and Ellie or not, or whether we come back to the world or not, that’s all up in the air. I can tell you there are people in the studio that would love to come back to these characters, but the only way we would do it would be if we had something new, something meaningful to say. Because the last thing we would want to do is repeat ourselves.”
The game has been selling well worldwide and has been in top of the UK charts. There’s a lot of commercial potential with the IP, so Sony would probably have a hand here as well.
The Last of Us 2 could be an interesting game and they could really make a strong female protagonist in Ellie. You can check out our review of the game here.