Fans eagerly awaiting the multiplayer spinoff of “The Last of Us” were left hanging after the recent PlayStation Showcase. There were high expectations for an announcement about this long-anticipated version, which has been in discussion since 2018. Despite previous indications suggesting a reveal this year, developer Naughty Dog opted for silence on the topic during the showcase.
In a following statement on Twitter, Naughty Dog acknowledged the ongoing development of the multiplayer game but emphasized the need for more time. The release date remains unspecified, leaving fans in anticipation. This new multiplayer edition, building from the critically acclaimed “The Last of Us Part 2” released in 2020, is a key focal point for the studio despite recent hiccups in development.
A report from Bloomberg pointed to some changes in the development team. It suggested that the team working on the multiplayer offshoot has been reduced in size following a recent evaluation. This shake-up resulted in many of its developers being redirected to other projects within the studio.
Despite this reorganization, Naughty Dog reassured fans that the development of this standalone multiplayer game continues. The original “The Last of Us” game included a popular feature known as “Factions,” offering an array of online multiplayer modes for up to eight players on modified versions of the campaign maps. This feature has undoubtedly fuelled the anticipation for the standalone multiplayer spinoff.
In addition to the multiplayer version of “The Last of Us”, Naughty Dog revealed that they are actively working on several other projects. One of the most exciting announcements is the development of a new single-player game, promising new content for their dedicated fanbase. As the wait continues for the multiplayer spinoff, fans of “The Last of Us” have much to look forward to in the future.