I’m going to try and keep this post as spoiler free as possible, but as always proceed with caution if you haven’t finished the single player game.
In an interview with Kokatu, Neil Druckmann has claimed that he had been miss quoted by the official PlayStation Blog in an interview about the game. This was the said quote:
“I think the world is ripe for more stories, but as far as the journey Joel and Ellie goes on [sic] it ends with this game. We were very conscious that we didn’t want to leave this story dangling. If we never do a sequel we’re okay with it, because we told the story we needed to tell.”
Apparently what he meant to say was that, that particular story about the fireflies and the cure was all that had ended, there’s a possibility they could return for another adventure.
“I can clarify that quote, because I’ve seen it misquoted, I said this journey for Joel and Ellie is complete. In a spoiler sense, I was referring to the journey with the Fireflies and what they’re after with the cure and all that. We’re not continuing that.But as far as whether we come back to Joel and Ellie or not, or whether we come back to the world or not, that’s all up in the air.”
A game as successful as The Last of Us was always going to get a sequel. I thought it was strange when the original quote was published, creating and trying to get the player to bond with completely new characters would be a pain in the arse. Now Druckmann has back tracked on this, it’s safe to assume that Joel and Ellie will certainly be back.
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