The Last of Us sequel a possibility for Naughty Dog

This past year was a huge one for Naughty Dog, a team that broke away from the Uncharted series long enough to produce the startlingly original--and often jarring--The Last of Us for PlayStation 3. The game met with both critical success and strong sales, leaving some wondering: will we see a sequel? In response, Naughty Dog actually seems to be thinking it over.

"We have started brainstorming some stuff. To be honest, some of them are sequel ideas, and some of them are brand new IP--we've spent the last few weeks brainstorming new IP," creative director Neil Druckmann told Eurogamer. "So we have to get some good steps and see... it's kind of like how we approached Left Behind. Can we tell people a story that's really worth telling, and that's not repeating itself? And if we can't where can we get inspired – what is something that's really going to challenge us, and push storytelling in this medium forward?"

Naughty Dog has already announced a new Uncharted, which slims the list of potential sequels the studio could be considering.

As for the possibility of a PlayStation 4 port of The Last of Us, "We have such limited resources, and it's a question of where you put the resources," Druckmann stated. "It's something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It's something that we'll figure out as we move forward."

Meanwhile, fans can look forward to the release of the Left Behind DLC, which arrives next week on PlayStation Network. The Last of Us also scooped a grand 10 prizes at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences DICE awards this week.