The Last of Us Part 3: What We Know So Far

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The Last of Us Part 3

The gaming community is buzzing with anticipation for The Last of Us Part 3, even as rumors swirl around the highly awaited installment. Developer Naughty Dog has kept details under wraps but here’s a roundup of what we know so far.

Possible Storyline

The Last of Us Part 2 left players with Ellie returning home to find Dina and her adopted daughter gone. Part 3 could see Ellie searching for purpose possibly seeking justice for Joel’s killer. Another intriguing angle could explore Abby, the antagonist from Part 2 and her companion Lev focusing on their survival after escaping the Firefly colony.

Leaker DanielRPK hinted at a different perspective suggesting a narrative involving five survivors—Lucas, Val Mason, Ezra and Gracie. The leaked storyline mentioned their struggle on the outskirts of a post-apocalyptic American city using an old Victorian house as a home base.

Director’s Insight

Neil Druckmann, the game director, shared insights into Ellie’s potential return emphasizing the studio’s freedom. Druckmann mentioned thematic patterns emerging after two successful games hinting at the need for a compelling story to continue the franchise.

Druckmann also addressed the absence of pressure from Sony stating that Naughty Dog has the privilege to decide whether to pursue a sequel or explore new projects. While The Last of Us multiplayer game is in production rumors of a new IP from Naughty Dog suggest a potentially extended wait for Part 3.

In a podcast interview, Druckmann revealed having written an outline for a story exploring events after Part 2. Although not currently in development he expressed hope for the story to see the light of day in the future.

Release Status

As of now The Last of Us Part 3 is rumored to be in production but no official release date has been confirmed. Druckmann’s statements emphasize Naughty Dog’s commitment to delivering a compelling narrative rather than succumbing to external pressures.

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