A slip of the tongue from a Naughty Dog employee suggests The Last of Us 2 might be in development.

During a livestream of Uncharted: Nathan Drake collection this week, series writer Josh Scherr may have accidentally alluded to The Last of Us 2 being in the works at Naughty Dog.

"All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric [Baldwin, lead animator] here,” he said.

“All the facial animation in the Uncharted games and the first The Last of Us – uh, did I say the first The Last of Us? The first Last of Us. The Last of Us. The first Last of Us. The Last of Us was also keyframe animation."

At that point Baldwin dissolved into laughter, while community strategist Eric Monacelli quickly attempted to change the subject.

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In his use of the word “first”, Scherr may have potentially been talking about the first iteration of the game before its re-release on next generation, or about the core game as opposed to its DLC, Left Behind.