Inventive director Neil Druckmann says discovering new and fascinating tales to inform within the sequence will get exponentially more durable with every new entry.
The Final of Us Half 2 solely simply got here out, however with a sequence as large as this, there’s all the time going to be questions and discussions about what the longer term holds. Given the sport’s robust crucial reception and the superb begin it appears to have gotten off to when it comes to gross sales, it’s probably that Sony will need Naughty Canine to make a sequel a while sooner or later. However so far as Neil Druckmann – sequence co-creator and inventive director of each video games – is anxious, it’s not a query of potential gross sales, however of discovering fascinating tales to inform that warrant a sequel.
In a current interview with Indie Wire, when requested a few potential The Final of Us Half 3, Druckmann defined that one other sequel must undergo the identical check Half 2 went through- whether or not or not Naughty Canine can discover extra new and fascinating methods to inform a narrative quite than treading outdated floor. Based on Druckmann, that was already laborious sufficient with Half 2, and can change into exponentially more durable with Half 3. He says that “at present”, he doesn’t have concepts for a way to do this.
“I’ll be a bit imprecise and cagey as you’ll be able to anticipate, however I believe the check for whether or not or to not make a Half III must be an analogous check to what we did with Half II,” Druckmann mentioned. “With the primary recreation there have been no expectations and it was like we might do something. However now that we’ve established sure characters and themes and processes, it felt prefer to justify making a Half II we needed to do one thing not that followers would simply be comfy with, however do one thing that will match the emotional core we discovered within the first recreation. And with out that, there’d be no motive to do a Half III.”
“Discovering it with the sequel was a lot more durable than it was with the primary recreation, and going ahead it will be exponentially more durable to justify going again to that world and discovering a approach to differ issues up,” he continued. “There’s already so many belongings you’ve seen concerning the backstory, about how the outbreak occurs, so we’d actually have to determine the right way to create a brand new expertise that matches the emotional influence of those tales and I don’t know what that’s. At the moment.”
With out heading into spoiler territory right here, The Final of Us Half 2 does have some narrative threads that appear to be opening doorways for an additional story to be told- however the recreation certainly not screams for a sequel, simply as the primary recreation didn’t. That mentioned, not too long ago, Druckmann mentioned that his subsequent recreation might presumably be The Final of Us Half 3, so at the very least it’s one thing he’s given some thought to.
Within the meantime, The Final of Us Half 2 is accessible now on PS4. Learn our evaluation of the sport by right here.