Naughty Dog is "brainstorming" a sequel to The Last of Us, it's revealed.
Speaking to Eurogamer, writer and creative director Neil Druckmann admitted that a follow-up to the PS3 exclusive is currently under consideration at the studio along with an entirely new IP.
"We just wrapped up [upcoming The Last of Us DLC] Left Behind, and Bruce Straley, the game director, and I have been doing this for over four years now. So it's just time for a break, and to recharge the batteries," said Druckmann.
"We have started brainstorming some stuff," he added. "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.
"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?"
A second Naughty Dog development team is working on a new Uncharted game for PS4.
The fourth entry in the main series is being written by long time scribe Amy Hennig and directed by Justin Richmond, who also directed Uncharted 3.
Left Behind is scheduled for release on February 14. Naughty Dog has said there will be no more DLC for The Last of Us following it.