The Last of Us Gets New DLC; Some Fans Aren't Happy About It

Grit and Gear Bundle and new gestures now available to buy, as some fans say Naughty Dog is "nickel and diming" them.

Naughty Dog isn't done supporting its acclaimed post-apocalyptic action game, The Last of Us, just yet. One week after the release of The Last of Us Remastered--a PlayStation 4 version of last year's PlayStation 3 game--the developer today launched new content for both versions of the game, and some fans aren't happy about it.

The Grit and Gear Bundle includes six headgear items for $7. Naughty Dog points out that each bundle features an exclusive item that can only be had through the bundle. New gestures (at left) are also available today, as part of a $2.49 bundle.

That's not the end of The Last of Us DLC, however. Next week, Naughty Dog will release another headgear pack, the Professional Sports Bundle. This content will also be available for PS3 and PS4. Looking further out, the developer teased that another expansion with new maps and weapons will be released "two weeks from now." This is likely the multiplayer expansion Naughty Dog announced last month.

The announcement of this new Last of Us DLC has drawn the ire of some PlayStation fans, who wrote in the comments section on the PlayStation Blog that Naughty Dog is "nickel and diming" them with the new content. Responding to these criticisms, Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli pointed out that all the DLC released until the Last of Us season pass ended in May is available for players in Remastered. If you didn't buy the DLC pass, you missed out on an "insanely good" deal, Monacelli said.

Another commenter said sarcastically, "Yay!!! The people love our game; let's shove some more DLC down their throat every two weeks…" Monacelli replied, "Ha. Not at all. We want you to play with new gear. Also, if you don't want to buy now we have bundles and sales coming."

The Last of Us Remastered does not offer a DLC pass, though it does include the Left Behind single-player add-on and multiplayer expansions Abandoned Territories and Reclaimed Territories. For more on The Last of Us Remastered, check out GameSpot's review.

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karnis
karnis

solution don't buy the dlc

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

This is nothing but cosmetics for the MP game characters so it shouldn't bother anyone. I wish I could say the same about the purchasable skills you can buy though, that is just absolute disgrace. The Grit and gear bundle are a bit on the expensive side, I must say.

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

I could buy a real hat for $7.

Rekson
Rekson

Meanwhile, Steam makes millions from Hats.

jark888
jark888

I will buy the game only when the finish complete product arrive. That will go for any game except a handful of my favorite tittles. One more thing, when will publishers & developers going to stop selling costumes and accessories. Well...if they persist on doing that, at least make it a one-time fee for god sake.

justerthought
justerthought

Why the hate guys. DLC is not compulsory. If you want it, buy it. If not, just ignore it, but don't come moaning in the comments because you wanted it for free. It's not like they're selling an uber gun that kills 10 people at once with one shot.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

If you believe corporate promises, you're getting a lesson in why you shouldn't.

Also, I have yet to experience any authority kicking down my door and forcing me to buy DLC, so I'll assume all this nickel & dime bed-wetting over Naughty Dog's "new" revenue stream model is purely recreational.

tommynj
tommynj

Sony is 2 for 2 this week in screwing over their fan base. Not surprised because Sony is terrible at customer service when it comes to their customers.

Kos1c
Kos1c

I'm a little disappointed that there is no new single player dlc. Already got planned to sell the game right after completing the story and left behind dlc.

Not getting dragged into the multiplayer and this cash grab their doing with silly hats.

rcj22001
rcj22001

You want to charge for cosmetics?  Great, that's acceptable.  You want to charge for content, likes maps and additional story, go f*** yourself. 

jasongm
jasongm

For those complaining, its quite simple.. Don't buy the extra DLC. That's all.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

Wow what can I say. After not playing the original, TLOU re mastered has totally blown me away. One of the best games I have ever had a chance to come across in 38 years. One thing I will say that many of the people that call the game an interactive movie have never played it...after reading all the hype on the threads that is one thing that I wanted to point out. 80% of the game is combat, and none of it is cheesy emotional rhetoric.


I will say however that after looking through some of the multiplayer stuff I am a bit disappointed. 90% of it is fine; hats for the most part which are cosmetic in nature. But there seem to be weapons and perks you can flat out buy to unlock. Not sure if they are unlockable through playing (I hope so...), but if they aren't it would be a real problem. If they are like BF4's battlepack thingies and you are paying to avoid grinding it is still a problem although not as bad. I haven't had much time lately so I haven't read through the comments perhaps someone can enlighten me.


Also Troy Baker is the man. Honestly dude can do so many kind of voices and have them sound unique. Yuri Lowel in Tales of Vesperia was the first game I noticed his voice in.

Vodoo
Vodoo

If ND wanted to make more money off the game then they should release more single player dlc. That's the reason people play the game in the first place.

W4rl0ck
W4rl0ck

I don't play MP so it's all pointless to me. Once the main game is over I'm done with most games. 

lionhartwolf
lionhartwolf

I love ND games, but I know the one thing they are not good with is DLC. I learned that with UC. I you love loads of useless cosmetics (the majority you'll likely never use.) then the season pass might be for you, but quality DLC this is not. You are better off skipping the pass and just buying what you want. They love their MP fans just a little too much especially considering that it's the SP content that always brings people in.

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

I hear Mountain Dew quenches thirst.

It might help get that salty taste out of your mouth

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

The game focuses on single player, and yet they keep cranking out multiplayer bullish nobody wants. Why not just make more single player DLC instead?

Kuhlio13
Kuhlio13

Good lord.....what a bunch of whining babies. That's the problem with the younger generation. They all want free crap in this "gimme" nation we've become. Get off your lazy butts, get a job, and pay for the dlc stuff if you want it. If not, stfu and let it be. Heaven forbid if you don't automatically get freakin headgear for your MP experience. Bunch of crying idiots.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

That's cool, I just won't buy the DLC.  Simple as that people...

prymalus
prymalus

The point is they should fix all of the regular very terrible problems and issues with the current game instead of adding shit that doesn't really need to be there. And the amount of people who even care about a new fist pump or stupid ass clown mask is well below the people who want patches and fixes.

niccodemarini
niccodemarini

Why is anyone mad about them adding more stuff you have the choice to buy to improve your experience with the game.

quicktim3
quicktim3

really new headgear lol? does seem like a waste of money in my eyes. 


but hey, who are we to say how people spend their money. 

qtmew
qtmew

Never saw that one coming... 

Poor developers, they need money to feed their families ;' (

Urizen316
Urizen316

I'm sure Naughty Dog will get a free pass on this, but if Activision or EA did something similar it would be the acts of the devil

Urizen316
Urizen316

And the Remaster itself wasn't nickel and diming you, is what you're trying to say?

thomasonyx
thomasonyx

I usually don't have a problem with cosmetic dlc that is released. I could care less about what I wear in game and there's enough of a solid collection I can earn from the game that keeps me happy. My problem are the other abilities and special weapons that have been released that require me to put more money down. This affects the multiplayer and gameplay. If I could unlock through gametime then that's fine, but the problem is that I can't.  This shouldn't be acceptable for a game that I paid 60 dollars for.

bawgs
bawgs

@jasongm That's fine, except for the people that bought the season pass... that should include all DLC which was the impression I was under when I bought it. There shouldn't be an expiration date for the season pass.

user_pt
user_pt

@jasongm Yeah, since it's just new gear, I don't see why such a big deal. If you don't want, don't buy. They are releasing it because they know there are some people that will willingly give their money on the first week, so why not release the new content? I'm usually against most day one DLC and new story-mode downloads, but this is useless crap, if people want to waste money, go right ahead. Those who don't, simply don't buy it. Simple as that.

Techtroll
Techtroll

No they're selling guns and perks that you cant unlock its greedy bs

straightcur
straightcur

@HipHopBeats  That's too hard.  Multiplayer is infinitely easier to make for a lot less money. It's not about the game at this point, it's only about the dollars!

superspartan100
superspartan100

The problem is that it was finished day one and could have been packaged into the game. It's bullshit to make people pay for weapons and have them available to buy when they could have been in the game to start. They just want money. All the micro transactions together cost more than the game itself which is insane

superspartan100
superspartan100

It was available day one when it could have been packaged into the game for free. I personally think that's bullshit

prymalus
prymalus

I'm extremely disappointed with the multiplayer. Beyond words. Based on what it could have been I almost wish I hadn't bought the game. The sad part is naughty dog doesn't even care. A lot of people are being ignored because the devs just want their pockets to jingle a bit more.

quicktim3
quicktim3

@Urizen316 pretty much, but this game will get a free pass. 


because hey its Naughty Dog, they can do no wrong and make the best games of all time. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Urizen316 This is the product of kids being allowed to go on the internet and say what they want. When really they are nothing but idi0ts spouting drivel.

RobDev
RobDev

@tableofjapan you realise the remaster is a different game and has no relation to how much the PS# version is available for at the moment right?

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

That's weird, I payed $49.99. You know, the price of the game? Sounds like more high levels of sodium if you ask me!

that98kid
that98kid

@user_pt

The hats aren't an issue. Money isn't the issue. It's Naughty Dog's broken promises.

The main grab for this game was that it would have a consolidated player pool. By making new maps paid, it will yet again split the pool making people lag more and will take longer to find games.

People on the forums have said they'd happily buy all the pointless cosmetics so long as naughty Dog made the maps free.

And for those who only buy for the SP, trust me, the MP is BRILLIANT. You're really missing out.

Kuhlio13
Kuhlio13

@superspartan100 It's called good business sense. It's called making profit from the consumer. No BS about it. You don't wanna pay.....then don't pay.

CaptainSofa
CaptainSofa

I'm with you brother, i wish everything in life was free.

Urizen316
Urizen316

@Dannystaples14 I see, so you're not in agreement then? It seems you feel like defending this company because it has exclusives you like? Be objective, douche. What ND is doing is flatout cashgrabbing, the "Remaster", or should I say Re-release, was a cash grab aswell. Wake up kiddo

jts1891
jts1891

@that98kid Oh yes, because two DLC maps will really split the player pool.

ray1102
ray1102

@Urizen316 @quicktim3


Totally agree with you on that. I'm playing the remastered now on PS4, that being my first TLOU experience since not owning a PS3 at the time. It's a great game but calling it one of the best or even the best game of the last generation of consoles is giving it too much credit.

Urizen316
Urizen316

@ray1102 @quicktim3 That's what I've been trying to say. It's a great game, just far from perfect. Then everybody loses their mind. These Sony fanboys are so elitist. 

I'm telling you man, they're like Apple-ites