In the latest issue of the UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine, there’s an interview with Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann. It’s predominantly Uncharted 4 themed, but there’s also official confirmation that The Last of Us 2 is definitely not a thing that’s happening anytime soon.
This comes a mere week after Naughty Dog writer Josh Scherr caused Internet hysteria when he fumbled his words and seemed to out The Last of Us 2. That alleged slip-up added fuel to an already blazing rumour fire that started with voice actor Nolan North saying that he knew Naughty Dog was working on a sequel to The Last of Us.
In the interview, Druckmann addresses the rumours and speculation surrounding the sequel, and then explains why there’s currently nothing happening insofar as The Last of Us 2 goes. The bottom line: he had to drop all work on a new project in order to move onto the Uncharted 4 team.