The Last of Us DLC details coming this month

Two multiplayer packs and one single-player chapter in the works for PlayStation 3 exclusive.

The first details about DLC for The Last of Us will be revealed in August, developer Naughty Dog has said.

Taking part in a Reddit AMA, The Last of Us game director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann spoke briefly about the DLC when asked. "There's stuff in the pipe...to be talked about soon-ish" followed by the confirmation that "news is on the way about the first DLC drop. Should hear about it this month."

Two chunks of multiplayer DLC and a new story chapter have been promised for The Last of Us, and will be available as part of the game's season pass. The pair confirmed that some characters from the campaign would return for the DLC, but that Naughty Dog wasn't sure who. "Still trying to figure it out ourselves." said Druckmann.

Elsewhere in the discussion, Druckmann and Straley said that the team went over "about three or four ideas" for The Last of Us' ending "before finding the ending that worked best for the story we wanted to tell."

Druckmann and Straley added that they will go over some of the alternate The Last of Us endings during a panel at PAX Prime, which takes place in Seattle August 30 to September 2.

For more information on The Last of Us, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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ROOSTER1050
ROOSTER1050

August came, August went...... Nooooooooo weenie whistle. :/

Boomboomshoom
Boomboomshoom

Man, he should add gimmicks..

Maybe it can be a mode...

What I mean is that EVERY map has certain fun things that others don't...

Maybe Checkpoint can have CPU fireflies/hunters and a military tank to fight against the players, too...

Klop_Job
Klop_Job

Last day of august now so i'm expecting news on the single player DLC today!

LeonezBatiste
LeonezBatiste

I would like to have a giant battle of your clan. if you have 84 clan members you can opt to take on another clan. and fight an all out battle and if you win you earn how many survivors are left. Plus objectives For example If you have 84 clan member and you lose 20 but you win against another clan and they have like 10 left you have 84-20+10=74. I mean I like the clans and all but I hate that you don't do much with them.

Toadamus
Toadamus

I always complain about buying dlc's but this one i can't freaking wait to buy!

LastOfSpot
LastOfSpot

The MP pack dlc for Last of us should be NEW MAPS and A NEW MODE OF GAME, like 4vs4 VS INFECTED!!!

Cab you imagine if you need to kill the enemy team but there are clickers always behind you? DAMN

lovelynips
lovelynips

something in the PIPE... coming soon-ISH, I think we all know where this is going, definitely want to at least meet Ish, his artifacts were my absolute faves.

brunod_f
brunod_f

This is good news. I still gotta play it more, ive just completed it once and haven't played the mp yet, but damn this game is great

amir1917
amir1917

i want last of us multiplayer get patched....i hate so much multiplayer game because so many hack,glitched,freeze and cheater....

vivalatour
vivalatour

this sounds creepy as said like there could or maybe a fungus like this , but , the way I see it if there is not , the human race will find a way to create it and not be able to cure it ! and that's how much faith I have in this brilliant world !

LittleChatelain
LittleChatelain

Absolutely love the multiplayer, and sure hope they will bring some new maps into the mix. Also, some new game types would be great, maybe a lab sorta playlist similar to what uncharted had (molotov only playlist would be awesome!) and as someone mentioned earlier, it would be  really neat having to contend with some npc infected in the maps. 

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

No offense, I love the game and all, but I would love it if you touched up the damned multiplayer at some point in time! A patch would be nice... I mean I have seen shit that is crazy, I was shot through the wall, a guy killed my whole team with a pistol ( shooting us each once in the back and we DIED, no not downed but DIED...), and then I've encountered players going invisible! Also the parts where I take a swing at someone with an upgraded melee and they shoot me and it stops me wtf is that about and if you do a special execution it cannot be stopped unless like in the first second... come on these should have been addressed sooner

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

I'll be picking up the single player DLC. The multiplayer was amusing but just not my thing.

Incubus420
Incubus420

The Last of Us is a gem of a game.  I want to see some sort of Horde mode in Multiplayer. Would be cool if they did a DLC map pack that includes a map that has Clickers in an area of the map.  The players would have to be aware of each other and aware of the clickers as well.  Also would be cool to play as Joel's brother and find out how he found his future wife and what happened to him in Austin TX.  Either way it would be too early for DLC.  I don't even think everyone has really beaten the game yet.  It's between this game and GTA 5 for game of the year.  Watch Dogs will be good, but I really don't know if it will have the story that will bind it all together.  

ResidentEvil6IV
ResidentEvil6IV

MOOOOOOOOORRRREEE of the last of us it's really a great game, and DLCs isn't enough i think they should make it a series...

jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

This game and Bioshock Infinite are the first two games I've ever been anitcipating the DLC release for. I think the battle for GOTY will be fought out between Burial at Sea and whatever Naughty dog announce for The Last of Us. Can't wait!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I am mostly interested interested in the SP DLC, even though I really really enjoy the multiplayer in this game.

Axile11
Axile11

clash in the clouds kinda sucks

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Multiplayer DLC: I couldn't care less.

Single player new chapter: Damn, now I'll have to wait for the Game Of The Year Edition to buy this game.


19James89
19James89

I think it would be a great idea if Naughty Dog didn't release any DLC for TLoU and instead focused their efforts on something else.

norman69
norman69

If I had my way, I'd like to see Ish's story as the DLC- even though we know how that ended (if you found all the notes of course: that 'They Didn't Suffer' room made me just stop and take it in), but with them saying it would include some characters from the main game, I doubt it. :/

lhughey
lhughey

I'm not interested in the MP additions.  I thought the MP was just decent.  However, I'm stoked about the SP updates.

rayonmachristie
rayonmachristie

Too early for a DLC release, obviously this was cut from the retail version.

LittleChatelain
LittleChatelain

@SUNDRAGONJ Ive never run into any hacker like issues like you said, but I think it is really lame that a gun will always beat melee up close :/

Skele7or
Skele7or

@SUNDRAGONJ You're a moron. The Multiplayer has barely any issues whatsoever. What you are describing sounds like blind rage from sucking. 

Everything you mentioned is extremely minor or just made up. What the multiplayer needs is an objective based mode. 

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

That's a great freakin idea. You could really mess with enemies drawing clickers to them and attacking while their distracted.

Myth1c-Joel
Myth1c-Joel

@ResidentEvil6IV  Give this person a Cookie. They know what they are talking about. I would love to find out if there was a Last of Us 2 along with it continuing like the Halo series but is more successful and not start to fail on the 3rd one and just turn into garbage. To the point where nobody cares about the 4th or 5th one. While they are at just make a movie that doesn't leave out a single detail from the game.


LuIsSiUl
LuIsSiUl

@jonnybutler11 Knowing Tom Mcshea, Last of Us' DLC will be given an 8.0, thus making it ineligible for Gamespot's GOTY awards. 

Incubus420
Incubus420

@santinegrete Have you played Multi -player yet?  It's wicked fun and takes a ton of skill.  Unlike most third person shooters. 

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@norman69 That would be awesome. Every note I found I wished the best for Ish, and wanted him to survive. 

Alverez
Alverez

@rayonmachristie Details are being unveiled this month, not the dlc itself being released. Meaning that there is still significant work going on for them to not even be able to give us a basic rundown now. Likely they'll reveal the nature of the dlc sucfh as plot synopsis, where it fits chronologically etc. They haven't gone "Oh, here's a brand new companion that ties into the storyline and offers a more complete experience in the game itself, available day 1 dlc". *glares at Mass Effect 3.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@rayonmachristieThe pair confirmed that some characters from the campaign would return for the DLC, but that Naughty Dog wasn't sure who. "Still trying to figure it out ourselves." said Druckmann.

If it was cut from the campaign they would be able to say which characters.
This is Naughty Dog, not EA or Activision. So don't make assumptions without proof; we already have too many people doing that.

Skele7or
Skele7or

@LittleChatelain @SUNDRAGONJ Its not like Call of Duty where you can just twitch knife people up close, you have to be strategic with how you use the melee weapons but they are extremely effective. 

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@Skele7or I bet I could beat you, this indeed has happened on multiple occasions, there is no need for me to lie on here.

Dog12833
Dog12833

@Skele7or @SUNDRAGONJ 100% true...what people dont understand is that you can fiking UPGRADE your pistol so while you are wasting parts on buying ammo i save on upgrading my firearm..which means more power and faster reload higher clip size...the mp is perfectly balanced and fun

SoNin360
SoNin360

@Skele7or Wow, just because you haven't experienced things like that doesn't mean they don't happen. I've heard of similar things happening to other people.

jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

@LuIsSiUl @jonnybutler11 lol... Wait, so do games need at least a 9.0 (editors choice) to even be elligible to become a GOTY nominee? Seems kind of arbitrary and unfair.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

@HowlPendragon @StonerDemon You mean on PSN? I bought the normal edition last night, along with Siren: Blood Curse. Eight bucks for the normal version is fine for me, since I think Max Payne is not one of those "Must have it on my shelf" games for me.

As far as I know, the ultimate edition is just the normal edition + a bunch of multiplayer stuff that I'll never use :D

rayonmachristie
rayonmachristie

@Warlord_Irochi @rayonmachristie Announcing DLC content less than 1&1/2 months after release does not seem too soon to you?

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@Skele7or @LittleChatelain Well all I'm saying is that if I'm 6 inches from someone and start to melee before they even shoot it should go through, instead of stopping with every shot.

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@Dog12833  Yeah I know you can upgrade but even if you upgrade a pistol all the way it can and should not kill you with one shot.

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@Skele7or @SoNin360 No I can assure you I was not "clipped" this was on dam and I was hugging the wall CROUCHED, no way my head was seen. As for the pistol story, 2 of them were dead, while another was downed. Also ppl can move AND even shoot while invisble this has happened. 

Skele7or
Skele7or

@SoNin360 @Skele7or 1. You can't shoot through walls. He probably just got clipped, happens in every multiplayer. 

2. His pistol story makes no sense. He probably just got picked off by the military sniper with headshots. 

3. The invisible thing I have seen once and all it is is a player is stuck being invisible in the spawn. Its not like they can go around shooting people. 

4. Shooting people /should/ stop the melee attempts. It creates balance and is realistic. You have to surprise someone with the modded board but when you do its a free kill.

5. The special executions issue is legit but not pressing at all. I'd much rather them focus on DLC then making it so you die at the end of a special execution rather than at the beginning. 

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@Skele7or @Chris_Watters Actually there are a lot of campers in supply raid as is especially we a team starts to lose they will hide in the back of a map or in a building and craft an un-godly amount of bombs and molotovs.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Skele7or I like that idea! I feel like it would be well-suited for larger matches as well, something to give you more of a sense of being part of a large survivor group.

Skele7or
Skele7or

@Chris_Watters @Skele7or @Incubus420 

Could be cool but that might create a lot of camping/hiding by the escaping team and isn't /that/ different from Supply Raid. I'd like to see something where there's a bunch of different supplies scattered around the map (some food, some weapons, some medicine) and you have to run out and bring them back to your base. The team that is best stocked up at the end of the game wins. Some crates could be worth more than others, or it could be relative to what you already have and so the best way to win would be to find a balance of the 3. 

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Skele7or Hehe, nah, I don't know anything, just really enjoy the MP. Would love to see objectives with a Last of Us twist. @Incubus420 has a good suggestion below. Maybe an assault mode in which one faction fights to exterminate the other while the other tries to hold them off until they can prepare escape. 

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@StonerDemon Yep. You basically save $4 on having more MP maps and more trophies in your list that you won't be getting, which is always annoying.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@rayonmachristie @Axile11 Nope! don't rush it. This game deserves to be players slowly and enjoying every single detail of it. Also, iirc the DLC is supposed to be stories aside from the main one (parallel ones, I mean) will see if I can find the info somewhere...

rayonmachristie
rayonmachristie

@Axile11 @rayonmachristie Ive only just reached the "Winter" chapter and im loving every moment of this game. But now when I play ill be thinking I need to speed up my progression because new content is coming. I know I don't need to make a day 1 perches but personally it will slightly lessen the experience of the current game.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@rayonmachristieWait more time and people loose interest in the game if it's not a full expansion.

And again: If it was cut from the campaign they would be able to say which characters appear on it.