Rumor: The Last of Us Part 3 is in development at Naughty Dog for PS5 with the PS6 in mind

Draugoth

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According to a new rumor shared by Theleak, The Last of Us Part III is already in development with the PS6 in mind, and of course the PS5 as well, so it shouldn't arrive until the end of the generation.

In a recent interview, Neil Druckmann claimed that Sony isn't pushing Naughty Dog into creating The Last of Us Part III, but it appears those claims are untrue.

We have rumors about the development of a third game, and the fact that the budget depends on the success of the show, but these rumors are not yet guaranteed.
Neil Druckmann had also previously stated that a story line had been written. Now, our source at Sony (who previously leaked the first information about the PS5 Slim) has confirmed that it is indeed in development.

Internally Sony classifies the title as "in progress" with Naughty Dog as developer, and the game is categorized as a Playstation 5 release, with "Playstation 6 in mind"
 

Mindman

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TLoU Pt. 3 kinda needs to happen, with the success of the show. Where they gonna take it after season 2 if not? We know there is gonna be more seasons than 2...
 

doomdizz

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My favorite part of this is the fact that development cycles have gotten so long a game in development now is already being made with eyes towards a console not even close to being in market several years down the line.

Yeah its really not sustainable. Will the bubble pop or will AI save the day?
 

saintjules

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Definitely seeing this as an end of the generation game. Seeing as how part 1 and 2 also were released a few months shy of a new PS Console getting released.

I have a feeling it will be a continuation of Abby and Lev's story, but let's see.
 
We have rumors about the development of a third game, and the fact that the budget depends on the success of the show,

Utter creamy fucking BS!!!!

The games were successful enough on their own merit to warrant a third game, and the budget is however much it costs to develop the game, plus whatever reasonable amount Sony typically spends on marketing.

The success of the show will have no bearing on the game development budget because that's simply the cost per dev x number of devs x years of dev time. It could impact the marketing budget, but the show's success would give Sony a reason to spend less on marketing since the show is in itself a HUGE marketing campaign for the IP and thus games as a whole.

If these fucking goons are going to completely fabricate a rumour, they should at least try not to be so dense as to make it sound so obviously fake.
 
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Matsuchezz

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I rather have the series expand the story than another game. I guess it takes less time to develop a whole new season, than develop a full game. I hope they better work on something new.
 
My favorite part of this is the fact that development cycles have gotten so long a game in development now is already being made with eyes towards a console not even close to being in market several years down the line.

Still a PS5 game, just with the mind that it can be unlocked further on PS6 (higher resolution, framerate).
 
The show has guaranteed it. I mean they were probably going to do it anyway but it's pretty much 100% happening now. I'd be surprised if they didn't do it.

If this isn't coming out for another 5-6 years then what they gonna do with Season 3 of the show? Maybe they'll make shit up and Season 5 or something will be based on part 3?

I know Part 2 got a lot of hate but I really enjoyed it. I'm happy to get another game.
 

FoxMcChief

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Thread title had me a little confused. So this is a rumor, but there are reports about it? Or are the “reports” also just rumors?
 
My favorite part of this is the fact that development cycles have gotten so long a game in development now is already being made with eyes towards a console not even close to being in market several years down the line.
I have a feeling all these custom engines have officially reached their end point. Sorry fellow Sony Bros, but those "proprietary engines" aren't really the end all be all people say they are. Why mangle a PS2 engine when you get use a widely available one to get you started? Even Halo is dumping theirs for Unreal 5
 

Punished Miku

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This rumor just sounds like BS. But of course they're working on TLOU3 because common sense would tell you that. They not only are working on it, but they're working on it quickly to try and not get lapped by the TV show.
 

Jayjayhd34

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The show has guaranteed it. I mean they were probably going to do it anyway but it's pretty much 100% happening now. I'd be surprised if they didn't do it.

If this isn't coming out for another 5-6 years then what they gonna do with Season 3 of the show? Maybe they'll make shit up and Season 5 or something will be based on part 3?

I know Part 2 got a lot of hate but I really enjoyed it. I'm happy to get another game.

I have huge feeling the show is going to do serious u turns on the story from the games much like walking dead did with the comics. They’ve already done quite a u turn with episode 3 for instance.
 
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RoadHazard

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So for the PS5 they will release:

TLOU remake (really a PS4 game)
TLOU Factions (was supposed to be a PS4 thing)
TLOU 3 (PS6 cross-gen)

Don't get me wrong, I really like TLOU (both games), but would be fun to see something completely different from them.
 
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This rumor just sounds like BS. But of course they're working on TLOU3 because common sense would tell you that. They not only are working on it, but they're working on it quickly to try and not get lapped by the TV show.
I assume Season 2 will be out in 2024. Season 3 possibly 2025. No way can they develop the game and have it out by 2024/2025 in time for them to start production on season 3.

Maybe if Naughty Dog let HBO get an idea of the plot but then would they want the show to air first before the game came out?

I can't see Part 3 releasing any sooner than 2027. 2026 maybe if they have secretly already been working on it the last year or so.
 

sendit

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I enjoyed Part 2, to include the the controversial clubbing. However, I know many did not. I'm wondering how the show will be received for its next season. Red Wedding all over again.
 
I have huge feeling the show is going to do serious u turns on the story from the games much like walking dead did with the comics. They’ve already done quite a u turn with episode 3 for instance.
They will need to. We ain't getting any new game for a good few years.

Perhaps Naughty Dog will give HBO an idea of where they are going with Part 3 so that the show can build towards it (like how GRRM shared his ideas for GoTs later seasons) and then when the game comes out the next season can be based on it.
 

Punished Miku

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I assume Season 2 will be out in 2024. Season 3 possibly 2025. No way can they develop the game and have it out by 2024/2025 in time for them to start production on season 3.

Maybe if Naughty Dog let HBO get an idea of the plot but then would they want the show to air first before the game came out?

I can't see Part 3 releasing any sooner than 2027. 2026 maybe if they have secretly already been working on it the last year or so.
They could make TLOU2 into 2 years of TV easily. They could add a year of factions content as well. That would give them until 2027 at the latest if they hurry. There's no way they want the show to lap them.
 
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They could make season 2 into 2 years of TV easily. They could add a year of factions content as well. That would give them until 2027 at the latest if they hurry. There's no way they want the show to lap them.
Yeah I was thinking that. Season 2 could be more focused on Ellie then Season 3 on both Abby and Ellie. Need to wait and see.
 
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I assume Season 2 will be out in 2024. Season 3 possibly 2025. No way can they develop the game and have it out by 2024/2025 in time for them to start production on season 3.

Maybe if Naughty Dog let HBO get an idea of the plot but then would they want the show to air first before the game came out?

I can't see Part 3 releasing any sooner than 2027. 2026 maybe if they have secretly already been working on it the last year or so.

The showrunners for the show have all but confirmed that the second game will take place over two seasons. And frankly modern shows of this scope take well over a year between seasons. Look at Westworld, Loki, or The Leftovers, or Yellowjackets, or The Mandalorian, or Severance, or Better Call Saul, or any other number of high profile shows that regularly took well beyond a year (and sometimes over 2 years) between seasons.

So more realistically we're looking at a scenario where the third game would have to come out before the 4th season; sometime before the end of 2026.
 
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angrod14

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Lel if they're conditioning the budget of the game to the success of the show. They're giving way too much weight to that show; don't get me wrong, it's decent, but it doesn't hold a candle to the games. Also, last two episodes were cringy AF with Druckmann's take on Brokeback Mountain and that chick trying to be funny with the No Pun Intended jokes.
 
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lachesis

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So I would wait for PS6 rebuild ver and also PS6 rebuild ver of part 1 and 2? Maybe that’s the best way to enjoy the trillogy.
 
Remember Neil.

First half - new character
Second half - Ellie

Just don't make it as long as the second game and have Ellie have a glorious fanfare return and you'll win the fans back.
 
So for the PS5 they will release:

TLOU remake (really a PS4 game)
TLOU Factions (was supposed to be a PS4 thing)
TLOU 3 (PS6 cross-gen)

Don't get me wrong, I really like TLOU (both games), but would be fun to see something completely different from them.
seeing that they dropped Uncharted. I expect atleast one non TLoU game in there as well.
 

Brucey

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I have a feeling all these custom engines have officially reached their end point. Sorry fellow Sony Bros, but those "proprietary engines" aren't really the end all be all people say they are. Why mangle a PS2 engine when you get use a widely available one to get you started? Even Halo is dumping theirs for Unreal 5
Unreal 5 is fine but doesn't compete with custom Sony first party engines imo. Halo had to dump slipspace cause it was a pile of garbage. GOW and Horizon shows what's possible on the cutting edge of engine design imo. Just imagine what end of PS5 gen is going to look like given the early in gen offerings ..
 

Represent.

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So for the PS5 they will release:

TLOU remake (really a PS4 game)
TLOU Factions (was supposed to be a PS4 thing)
TLOU 3 (PS6 cross-gen)

Don't get me wrong, I really like TLOU (both games), but would be fun to see something completely different from them.
They are working on a new IP
 
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