Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann has clarified that The Last of Us 2 is not currently in development.

In an interview with PlayStation Magazine, Druckmann responded to voice actor Nolan North's comment early this year about Naughty Dog working on The Last of Us 2.

He clarified that what the team was actually working on was a prototype for the game, as well as prototypes for several other projects it was considering.

“We were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas.” Druckmann said.

Regarding future plans to develop The Last of Us 2, Druckman emphasised “We don’t know what we’re doing next and we won’t know until probably a few months after we finish Uncharted 4.”

The full interview will be available in the October issue of the PlayStation Magazine.