The Last of Us 2 Release Date, News and Rumors: Sequel is still coming; New characters and plot details revealed

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It has been more than three years since The Last of Us was released for the Playstation 3 by game developer Naughty Dog and finally, it has been officially confirmed that The Last of Us 2 is already in the works.

The launching of the sequel of the action-adventure survival video game, however, it will take too long, with 2021 as the projected year of its release date. Naughty Dog’s programmer and creative director, Neil Druckmann said that they are focusing their resources on developing Uncharted 4’s DLC before they can start working on The Last of Us 2, according to an interview with The Frame.

Considering that the Unchartered series is still currently the top video game worldwide, Naughty Dog seems to be seriously busy with making its expansions to which Druckmann said that official updates are not to be expected until 2018. Druckmann previously said Naughty Dog’s current priority is the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and it may take more years before fans could see a second The Last of Us.

However, Druckmann goes on to say that the sequel would feature more diverse and immense characters and that religion would play a big part of its storyline. The game added an LGBT character that will act as a second main protagonist.

The creative team of Naughty Dog also aims to add and combine different elements in the sequel, according to iTech Post. They want the game to leave a “long-lasting impression” to gamers by providing the origins of the characters and considering skin and gender.

Druckmann also hinted that religion may be a possible plot for the sequel, per a designntrend report. “Religion was a big part of it,” Druckmann said. “I’m just wrestling with that concept.” Although it is still speculation, this concept seems like it would pair quite nicely with a sequel to The Last Of Us. Given the moral ambiguity in how that game concludes, it would make a ton of sense.

In the meantime, let us reminisce the scenes from the first installment of The Last of Us below:

Video Courtesy: CNET/YouTube

Photo Courtesy: Rob Obsidian/Flickr

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