The Last of Us composer Gustavo Santaolalla might have teased the next chapter of the series, The Last of Us 3. For this year’s The Game Awards, The Last of Us Part II was nominated for numerous awards, including Game of the Year 2020, Best Fiction, Best Audio, Best Accessibility Innovation, and Best Storytelling.
The development of the second chapter of the series began in 2014 and, apparently, Naughty Dog may already be working on The Last of Us 3. At least, that’s what the tweet of the aforementioned Gustavo Santaolalla could mean.
The composer on Twitter thanked for the numerous nominations received by The Last of Us Part II, finally concluding that his adventure is only “just the beginning”:
Happy and grateful! The Last of Us Part II nominated by The Game Awards in 9 categories, including Best Score and Music. Sign in to vote! Thanks Naughty Dog and Neil Druckmann for inviting me to this adventure. It’s just the beginning!
Happy and grateful! ❤️ #TheLastOfUsPartII nominated by @thegameawards in 9 categories, among them Best Score and Music 🎮🎶 Sign in to vote! Thanks @Naughty_Dog and @Neil_Druckmann for inviting me to this adventure. It's just the beginning!@PlayStation https://t.co/qkkxZ7vveA pic.twitter.com/dVHNprJpZR
— Gustavo Santaolalla (@santaolallaok) November 19, 2020
The message was subsequently retweeted by Geoff Keighley himself highlighting the last sentence. This has, in fact, captured everyone’s attention, inevitably suggesting that a third chapter of the saga could be in development. For now, there are no official statements about it, but it’s nice to think that during the GOTY period a teaser regarding a possible The Last of Us 3 could come out.
Of course, there is also the possibility that the composer is referring to his involvement with the upcoming HBO series dedicated to the exclusive PlayStation title. Based on his wording of the sentence and given the PlayStation tag in his tweet, it cannot be ruled out that the composer refers to a new chapter in the series.
We remain doubtful about it, but it’s always nice to speculate a bit. We also remember the multiplayer component of the title which in recent months has vanished into thin air. Could it be just that? The Game Awards could reveal several surprises, so we invite you to keep your eyes open and tune in on December 10th to find out more.
Congrats!!!! "Just the beginning….."
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 19, 2020