Nolan North seems to be a big source of news over the last day or so. First Amy Hennig's new project, then about the thrown out Uncharted content and now it looks like he may have outed the Last of Us 2. (I have my doubts though
Speaking at a panel at MetroCon, of which there is video, the voice actor said fairly nonchalantly:
For now I know they're doing Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kind of met an untimely demise.
However, Troy Baker, voice actor of protagonist Joel in the series, has been out at his own panel at Indy PopCon and contradicted this. He denied any knowledge saying:
I don't know if we're gonna do another one or not. If we do, then I trust Neil and Bruce and everyone at Naughty Dog to tell a story that needs to be told.
Honestly, I think Nolan North probably saw rumours about a sequel that circulated on the Internet and took them as fact and spoke out of turn. As he said, it would be tough for him to return to the series, so why would he know? At least, I'd take that as opposed to him just casually announcing a huge game willy nilly. With the denial from Baker, I don't fully buy into this.
That doesn't mean I don't think The Last Of Us 2 won't happen though!