Whilst it has been spoken about in the past, it’s now almost certain that Naughty Dog will begin work on The Last of Us 2 shortly after Uncharted 4 DLC is completed. Whilst Druckmann has openly spoken about the fact that a sequel has been talked about, we now have a better idea of when it’ll begin development.
Neil Druckmann had the below to say:
“Before my partner, Bruce [Straley] and I, my directing partner, came on to Uncharted 4 we were working on prototypes for different ideas within The Last Of Us universe, without going into specific genres [there were] ideas outside the The Last Of Us, all those things were left on hold when we had to come onto Uncharted 4 to direct the project. Our next focus is the single player [Uncharted 4] DLC and then, once we have enough resources, resurrect all those prototypes; see where we’re at, see where the teams at, what they’re excited for and go from there.”