‘The Last of Us 2’ (accidentally) confirmed by Naughty Dog
How about this fucking gaffe! A lot of people have thought it was obvious that the world would receive The Last of Us 2. For a bit. But up until now, there has been no confirmation. However, writer Josh Scherr may have accidentally outed the title during a live stream.
Naughty Dog appears to have accidentally confirmed the existence of The Last of Us 2 during a livestream focused on the upcoming Nathan Drake Collection.
First noticed by Gamepur, during the livestream featuring community strategist Eric Monacelli, writer Josh Scherr and lead animator Eric Baldwin, Scherr seemed to all but confirm a second Last of Us game is indeed on the way.
“All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric, here,” he begins, “and [on] the first The Last of Us. Uh, did I say the first The Last of Us?”
Though it’s not an official confirmation, if you watch the video above and note how flustered Scherr becomes, repeating himself several times and tripping over his words, it certainly seems like he realises he’s slipped up. It’s possible he’s referring to the original game rather than the Left Behind expansion, of course, but this seems unlikely.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard mutters about a sequel to The Last of Us. Earlier this year voice actor Nolan North claimed The Last of Us 2 is being worked on at Naughty Dog, though Troy Baker (the man behind Joel) was quick to say things remain up in the air.