Last of Us multiplayer news 'imminent'

Naughty Dog says it will reveal mysterious multiplayer mode for postapocalyptic game soon, believes a DLC season pass would be a good idea.

Naughty Dog confirmed a multiplayer mode for The Last of Us last year, but has yet to give firm details about it. That stands to change soon, as the developer said today on the PlayStation Blog that "multiplayer news is imminent."

The comment comes from Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli, who added, "We will be talking about it very shortly if everything syncs up."

Last week, Naughty Dog lead artist Nate Wells talked up the multiplayer mode in Last of Us over Twitter, saying it is the "best ever conceived." Some multiplayer details were previously leaked.

Though Naughty Dog has not given details about what form multiplayer in The Last of Us will take, the developer has spoken out to say the mode will not be "tacked on."

"We don't approach [multiplayer] in any of our games as tacked on," the developer said last year. "And we also always have separate teams working on the different components so that we can maintain full focus on making [single-player] and [multiplayer] up to our standards."

Monacelli was also asked about the possibility of a downloadable content season pass for The Last of Us. He responded by succinctly stating, "Good idea!"

Naughty Dog's last game, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, featured a DLC pass in the form of the $25 Fortune Hunter's Club offering.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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91 comments
phroido
phroido

I'm exited for this game. Pre-ordered and all that, but I think something is just a little fishy with the late release of the public demo and no official details about multiplayer just a lot of hyperbole. Maybe it's not the second coming but merely just a good game. Still really looking forward to June 14th.

santinegrete
santinegrete

I only care that they score the SP right. If what they say about MP is real, all the better, but probably not even gonna use the pass.

keysnsamples
keysnsamples

LOL @ the people bitching about a season pass. News flash, you don't have to pay for it.

angelbless
angelbless

Oh no no no...  after U3, I wont fall in that Season Pass thing again...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I just find it hard to get excited about multiplayer. Mainly because I just don't care about the mode.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

It seriously is amazing how afraid people are about MP.  Are you that scared of jumping online for a little competition?  Is typing on a keyboard in a comment section the only confrontation you can handle?

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

I don't get what the huge problem with a season pass is. If you like the multiplayer, its a good deal. If you don't, don't buy it.

eesounds
eesounds

Alright, I'm ready for the news!

barronator
barronator

Gamespot news about how soon news will come is not news... its just annoying

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

Everyone talks the talk everyone know what to say and when to say and then the game is release...lets see if this one will be the exception.

OuTLaWzGaming
OuTLaWzGaming

so,when will the demo be available to those who bought GOW:A ??? I hope this game is any way better than RE:Revelations

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

I want this game SOOOOOOOOO bad!!! BUT I WILL NEVER PAY FOR A SEASON PASS!!!!

Dumper1
Dumper1

A season pass is never a good idea. It's certainly something I will never pay for.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

When I heard the words season pass, my hopes were dashed.

ReturnofQueuing
ReturnofQueuing

The greatest game this gen will trample on everything.

GOTY. Game of the generation.

Marky360
Marky360

The only thing I really hate about multiplayer in a traditionally single player game is that all the DLC for,the game is heard toward the multi and we never see any truly new SP DLC. This was true with Uncharted 3 and will most likely be true with The Last of Us.

koospetoors
koospetoors

Finally, they're going to reveal the thing everyone's going to buy Last of Us for.

....Gosh I wish one can convey sarcasm over text.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Multiplayer is half the reason I wont be buying this.

shingui5
shingui5

announcements of announcements.
anybody else reeeeeeeeealy hate these? 

urgh. Anyway, i haven't found anything ND to do as 'tacked on', or even half-arsed. I don't think a deathmatch mode would really suit this game though, so i'm interested in seeing what they do. 

ali_manslayer
ali_manslayer

I keep forgetting that this game will have a mp mode

BrunoFurstBrito
BrunoFurstBrito

I think it's not going to feature objective based game modes. Must be something like every gamer will be playing different roles during an outbreak: the policemen trying to maintain order, doctors trying to heal the wounded, some will be the infected and so on.

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I'm wondering if the multiplayer ties into the story somehow. That could be the reason they haven't shown it or talked about it. To not get into spoilers.. 

Or it just wasn't ready.

speedy5212
speedy5212

I personally I enjoyed Uncharted 2's multiplayer and just absolutely loved Uncharted 3's multiplayer and played it for a long time. I know I can trust ND to put out a great multiplayer and an even better singleplayer, so I am excited for this.

dominoodle
dominoodle

Making announcements for announcements sure is becoming popular in this industry.

S1lv3rBull3t
S1lv3rBull3t

@phroido Agreed. I don't like the demo being released so close to the release date. And where are the trophies? But still a pre-order for me. Naughty Dog has won my heart and loyalty. Personally think they bring storytelling in games to a high. 

santinegrete
santinegrete

@Gravity_Slave didn't a stupid comment like this got in the last feedbackula? Oh man it was you right?! The kind of celebrity I want to slap. Now, since you're so ignorant I'll lay it bare for you: productions of games takes resources, bad directed resources -something that the big publishers mess up frequently- go to one feature to another in the middle of development cycle and can create a product with inferior quality and lack of polish, your Multiplayer could be so 'by the numbers' and my campaign so short and stupid story-wise that non of type of gamers will really bother. Now go lose yourself in the E-sport tag if you can't fathom this.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@Gravity_Slave I seriously find it amazing how ignorant and douchy you can manage to sound in 3 lines. And if you can't figure out why on your own, then gravity shares the power with stupidity.

Hugoboss0889
Hugoboss0889

@barronator 

not really, now that i know news is coming, im sure to check in later for the news :p

lol

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

@ReturnofQueuing It has to compete with Gta5..... not to mention bioshock, and metro, 2 already very successful story driven experiences. So... I wouldn't be so confident.  

InvalidName13
InvalidName13

@ReturnofQueuing what if the multiplayer sucks?? technically itll bring down the game as a whole and ruin its chances of GOTY.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@Marky360 To be fair, quality singleplayer DLC is a rarity nowadays. I can only thing of Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall and Dragon Age: Awakening as the only two real expansions in this generation.

Aria1368
Aria1368

@bearcomputerrep There is no other game that give you Battlefield Multiplayer experience. Only Battlefield can do that! that being said this game can have some interesting co op horror survival mode.

snake3rules
snake3rules

@dominoodle  it was a blog post to satiate anxious fans... its not like he held a press conference and invited the media.

snake3rules
snake3rules

@Total_mischief @BrunoFurstBrito  I agree that sounds good ... Or it could be like the game demos we've seen... one guy is the "hero", the others are a band of "bad guys" ... But i like the outbreak scenario better.

korvus
korvus

@WantYouBad Maybe it's because I think "who the hell would get a game like this for the MP?"


Unless you were being sarcastic yourself XD