Naughty Dog revealed a few days ago a lot of information about The Last of Us Part 2. However, one of the news that came to light is that the game will not incorporate a multiplayer mode, not at least as standard.
Naughty Dog later clarified that they were working on it, but that it would be a kind of spin-off separated from the main game. Meanwhile, Bruce Straley, co-creator of the saga, has published a series of tweets in which he asks the players for patience, since, he argues that the multiplayer will be a very ambitious task.
Straley says that he knows The Last of Us Part 2 team very well and he trusts them and he also knows what they’re working on & he can attest that single player and multiplayer are both extremely ambitious projects for the team. According to Straley, he has absolute faith in what his former teammates are doing.
All we ever strived to do at ND was deliver the best experiences we possibly could. This sometimes meant moving around staff in order to deliver on our own promises. And if that means MP is delayed for a bit this time around, well I can guarantee it’s for good reasons.
Lastly, I really appreciate the passion MP fans have for the mode. We worked super hard to make it something special & as much as my tweet may have stung, I wanna say thanks for digging the game so much! I too had the most epic MP matches playing Factions – so I get it.
According to the co-creator of the first installment, players will be surprised when they try both game modes in The Last of Us Part 2. He said that you have to let them do their thing and that we need to have faith, because we are in good hands.
Neil Druckmann who heads The Last of Us Part 2 project has written a few words in the PlayStation Blog that give us a bit more details about the project and explained why it is the company’s most ambitious and longest game to date.
We began working on this game over five years ago. It’s hard to describe the immense pressure of following up the first game. We know how much you love this world and its characters — especially Ellie and Joel. Believe me, we’re fans as well. We love them. Which is why we spent years crafting a game that we feel will do them justice, telling a nuanced story that deals with the core question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt the ones you love? It’s a highly emotional story with complex themes that befit the world of The Last of Us.
What we realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history. To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive. Without spoiling too much, at the top of this post you can watch the brand-new trailer that we debuted earlier today on State of Play, which just scratches the surface of what the game has in store.
The Last of Us Part II is under development exclusively for PS4. If everything remains in accordance with the plans, the title will be ready to reach stores on February 21, 2020.
In other news, the fantastic The Last of Us: Remastered is one of the video games that is part of the October PlayStation Plus lineup, with the MLB sports title The Show 19 being the other addition for subscribers of this paid service.
The remastering of The Last of Us adapts to PlayStation 4 the great action video game developed by Naughty Dog on PS3, introducing the Left Behind prequel as standard and some other novelties such as Photo Mode, among other technical improvements.
Both The Last of Us Remastered and MLB The Show 19 are available on the PlayStation Store between October 1 and November 4 for free for all PS Plus subscribers.