The Last of Us DLC Details


WARNING: Contains Some Spoilers

If you were lucky enough to have a PlayStation 3 and play The Last of Us, you may be either ecstatic or upset by the latest news of DLC coming to the game. Previously, in an interview Kotaku had with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, Creative Director and Bruce Straley, the Game Director, the translation said:

“I think the world is ripe for more stories, but as far as the journey Joel and Ellie goes on it ends with this game. We were very conscious that we didn’t want to leave this story dangling. If we never do a sequel, we’re okay with it, because we told the story we needed to tell.”


However this interview was translated wrong; Neil actually said “this journey for Joel and Ellie is complete,” referring to their journey with the Fireflies and the cure. In Neil’s words he said “We’re not continuing that”.

Druckmann then talked about the return to Joel and Ellie being “all up in the air” but then stating “there are people in the studio that would love to come back to these characters”. Sadly though, they will only be returning to Joel and Ellie if the DLC/sequel “has something new, something meaningful to say”, as “the last thing we would want to do is repeat ourselves”.


In other words, any The Last of Us DLC will not involve Joel and Ellie; instead it will feature different characters. Naughty Dog is doing this as they want “to tell more about the characters. We’re gonna reveal more about the characters and about the world”. Naughty Dog may return to both Joel and Ellie in the future but for now don’t expect any DLC to expand their story.