Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann appeared in a recent interview published on The New Yorker’s website. Chat focused primarily on the upcoming HBO TV series adaptation of The Last of Us, which Druckmann co-wrote, co-created and produced with Craig Mazin. The first season, consisting of nine episodes, will begin airing on January 15th. This will be a direct adaptation of the first game, although there will be some deviations.
For the players, the most interesting news from the interview came at the end. Druckmann apparently told the interviewer that his next game project will be structured more like a TV show than anything else Naughty Dog has made to date. It’s an interesting statement because the Santa Monica-based studio has already been making cinematic games since Uncharted on the PlayStation 3. In fact, it could be argued that the first The Last of Us is already very close to a TV series in terms of its narrative. , which certainly helped with adaptation. The only additional step towards TV shows would be to release this new game in actual episodes, although it has never before been done in such high-profile AA releases.
Just two weeks ago, the movie’s leaker told ViewerAnon that Druckmann’s next game is indeed The Last of Us Part III. To make this spin-off would be a huge change compared to the first two parts, that’s for sure. Naughty Dog is also known to be working on the long-awaited standalone multiplayer game The Last of Us. In June, Druckmann spoke briefly about it, saying it would have a “full story” told in a “unique way” through a new cast of characters. However, this project Known to lead Vineet Arjwal and Anthony Neumann, so it’s unlikely Druckmann was referring to it when talking about his next match.
By the way, the new version of The Last of Us Part I came out on PC on March 3, 2023.