Naughty Dog revealed that the follow-up to the 2013 sensational post-apocalyptic action shooter title, “The Last of Us 2,” is yet to enter full production. The game developer also talked about what lies on the horizon after the development of the sequel, the future of TLOU as well as the Uncharted series.

The future of Uncharted franchise

In their most recent interview, Daily Star asked Naughty Dog creative director Shaun Escayg and community strategist Arne Meyer about how the future looks like for the “Uncharted” franchise after “Lost Legacy” is launched on August 22.

Escayg responded with that the studio has uncertainties as to what the future holds for the series, it is seemingly exciting to think that there could be something new – like another Uncharted game or discover some more stuff.

When quizzed whether there are areas that piqued Naughty Dog's interest in exploring, the game director said that it is the studio’s culture to love and brave new ideas that come to mind.

At the moment, the development team is brimming with new content, building up new worlds and new genre, adding that it’s a steady melting pot of new ideas.

TLOU2 to enter full production…yet

The discussion then shifted to the studio’s upcoming big project – “The Last of Us 2,” where Meyer had to talk about what happens next after the release of the second installment in the series.

Meyer stated that Naughty Dog will focus on the development of sequel once it is done with “Uncharted: Lost Legacy” that has yet to come out later this month. Interestingly, in response to the question, he believed that as soon as the game enters full production, there will be a number of people in the team to pitch in their concepts as to what’s next in the franchise and how to get there.

He additionally mentioned about how members of their team need to also get off work and go on a well-needed vacation. This is especially for the ones who worked on TLOU, straight into “Uncharted 4,” and then, “Lost Legacy.”

Then, now that development has begun for “The Last Of Us 2,” Meyer bluntly said that it might take some time for the studio to think what’s next for them, which road to go, and what project.

“The Last of Us 2” is currently in development as an exclusive title on PlayStation 4. It is anticipated to make an appearance at PlayStation Experience 2017 in December along with another huge PS4 exclusive title, "Death Stranding." Both games notably skipped E3 this year.