Naughty Dog is "just starting" to explore sequel ideas for The Last of Us, according to community strategist Arne Meyer.
Meyer told VideoGamer that "it would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans" if the studio didn't consider more games in The Last of Us' well-received world. But it isn't obligated to go one way or the other.
"I think we always make a smart decision in that all of our games are self-contained stories so they don't have to continue if we don't want them to or if there's no reason for them to continue," Meyer said.
"It really comes down to is there something interesting in this universe we've created that we want to continue to explore? Is it something that we can get the entire team passionate about? Is it something we can get the creative directors excited about and then we could continue it?"
"We're just starting to explore ideas of what more could there be in this universe and starting that decision process. That doesn't mean the end result is guaranteed."
Creative director Neil Druckmann said in June 2013 that Joel and Ellie's story together is concluded but the world is "ripe for more stories."
The Last of Us Remastered release date is set for July 29.