It was an open secret that developer Naughty Dog had been working on one for a long time multiplayer experience to the franchise The Last of Us works. So far, however, there has been no official information, which is why the start of the Summer Game Fest 2022 longed for by many players. And actually there was next to the Announcement of the remake The Last of Us Part 1 and news about the The Last of Us series at HBO first information about the upcoming multiplayer.
The Last of Us: First information about multiplayer
The presenter spoke as part of the show Geoff Keighley with Creative Directors Neil Druckman about the multiplayer mode and which ideas flow into the project. During the conversation, a first concept sketch from the planned multiplayer experience was shown.
Two characters with guns can be seen on it, while in the background the American city of San Francisco is being overrun by a huge tidal wave.
Word has it that Naughty Dog is working on something much bigger than just a simple multiplayer mode:
“This experience is an extremely ambitious undertaking. We are significantly building our studio to ensure we deliver this faithful, standalone game at its massive scale and world in the way fans of The Last of Us and Naughty Dog have come to expect,” said Naughty Senior Manager Communications Rochelle Snyder Dog on the Official PlayStation Blog.
Furthermore, Rochelle Snyder writes:
“We want to make our latest foray into multiplayer to attract new players while providing an exciting challenge for our more experienced fans. There will be more news for you next year and we can’t wait to introduce you to the team behind this new experience!”
In summary, we can have one huge standalone multiplayer expected in The Last of Us universe. According to Druckmann, the game should be as big as any single-player title Naughty Dog has developed so far. The general story of The Last of Us should be built into the multiplayer experience and also have new characters.