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One of the most notable omissions in this week’s PlayStation showcase came from Naughty Dog. Many (really including you) expected the studio to reveal details about the Last of Us multiplayer game, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to learn more about the title.
in the statement Posted on TwitterNaughty Dog said, “We are very proud of the work the studio has done so far, but as development progressed we realized that the best thing for the game was to give it more time.” As such, it seems unlikely that much will be heard about the game on June 8th or during the 10th anniversary of Summer Game Fest on June 14th (where Naughty Dog premiered concept art for the project last year). beof The Last of Us Appeared on PS3.
of January blog poststudio co-president, Last of Us Co-creator Neil Druckmann said the studio will “begin providing details about its ambitious The Last of Us multiplayer game” later this year. This suggests that the studio did not plan to release this title in 2023. Either way, it’s probably good that Naughty Dog is taking the time to get things right. A studio definitely wouldn’t want to be in the position of releasing a game that could have spent more time in the oven, as in the case of the following. buggy debut The Last of Us Part 1 on your computer.
Shortly after Naughty Dog issued a statement on Twitter, bloomberg issued a report Citing multiple anonymous sources, the studio said it was reconsidering the feasibility of a multiplayer project. The report claims the project hasn’t been canceled, but many of the developers working on it have been reassigned to other projects. Currently, a “small group” remains on the project as Naughty Dog evaluates what happens next.
Sony has also reportedly asked Bungie, another research subject, to evaluate the work Naughty Dog has done on the unnamed Last of Us multiplayer game. Bungie seems to have said it doubts the game will be able to keep players engaged for the long term. Given Bungie’s success with the Destiny series, it makes some sense that the studio was asked for their opinion, but it’s fair to say that Destiny and The Last of Us are vastly different games.
On the positive side, Naughty Dog said other games (plural) were in the works, “including brand new single-player experiences.” It’s been known for some time that the studio has at least one more game in the works, but it’s unclear if the single-player title will continue the main storyline of The Last of Us. Naughty Dog said it looked forward to “sharing more in the near future.”
“I know what the fans really want.” The Last of Us Part 3. We hear about it all the time, but all I can say is that we’re already working on the next project, so the decision has already been made,” Druckmann said. Said kinda funny March. “I can’t say what it was, but it’s just the process that we went through and there was a lot of thinking about different things and choosing what we were most excited about. ”
Update May 26, 2023 at 4:20 PM ET: This article has been updated to include details of a report just published by bloomberg About the future of multiplayer games.
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