Figured as much, but damn that's good news. TLoU with the presentation of U4 and a more open level design is all I need. New characters would be great too, with Ellie and Joel coming back to finish off the trilogy.
To be honest, I appreciated the fact that TLoU, especially when compared to Uncharted, had quite a few open levels that you could approach in a non-linear fashion, so I was glad to see Uncharted 4 take inspiration from that.
These were my predictions for a sequel if it ever happened:
A few years have passed, the world has gotton worse with no sign of a cure. Ellie finds out/realizes what Joel really did. She then takes her own trip to offer herself to save humanity. Joel tries to track her down, and you play both characters throughout the story. Ends with Ellie sacrificing herself and joel committing suicide cause he couldn't stop her
There's no way of knowing if she believed him or not.
The world really can't get much worse than it already is
Ellie knows Joel lied
I doubt ND is going to have a game that basically ruins the ending of the first, which many interpreted in different ways. If it's a sequel it's going to be either far into the future with Ellie being alive and Joel dead from some other cause, or a new set of characters
Any ways, Nolan seems to be in no fucks mode at this thing. Dude dropped bombs about Amy leaving, how much of her work was dumped, and now has confirmed the existence of The Last of Us 2.
Now while we kinda knew this was happening, it's odd to see a dude who has worked with ND so much kinda let the cat out of the bag so early and with such little care.