If you’re a fan of The Last of Us games, you might be in for a treat. Or a disappointment. It depends on how you feel about the HBO series based on the same franchise.
Neil Druckmann, the mastermind behind the games, said he might use some ideas from the show in a possible third game. But he also said he’s not sure if he’ll ever make one. That’s what The Game Spoof reported after attending a virtual event with Druckmann and EL ESPAÑOL.
If we ever revisit them in game form, which remains to be seen, there are definitely elements that I’m going to take from the series that would apply to the games.
Druckmann also shared some insights into his creative process and how he’s been working on the series since 2004. He said there are two kinds of writers in the world: those who like to switch things up and tell different stories every time, and those who stick to the same themes and try to refine them, tweak them and explore them more. He said he belongs to the second group.
I think there are two types of writers. Those who tell a very different story each time and, conversely, those who tell the same thing over and over again looking to improve it, change it and explore the same themes.
The show has been a huge hit for HBO, beating House of the Dragon as the most-watched series on the platform. The season finale just aired and left fans wanting more. Druckmann and Mazin, who created the show together, said they will cover the events of The Last of Us Part II in future seasons. But they didn’t say how many seasons they have in mind.