The Last of Us multiplayer mode confirmed

Naughty Dog's first non-Uncharted game since 2005 will have multiplayer, with details coming later; preorder bonuses announced.

The Last of Us will feature a multiplayer mode, Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer has confirmed in a post on the PlayStation Blog. He said the company is "not quite ready" to talk about what this will entail, but further details will be shared ahead of the PlayStation 3 game's May 7, 2013 release date.

Though Naughty Dog is not talking specifics about the multiplayer mode for The Last Of Us, that's not keeping the studio from revealing multiplayer-specific preorder bonuses.

Those who reserve The Last of Us at GameStop will receive the Survival Pack. This includes bonus experience points, a melee attack booster, extra in-game cash, customizable items, and two bonus skins that can be unlocked after the single-player game is completed.

The other preorder bonus, available at "participating retailers," is the Sights and Sounds Pack. This includes the official soundtrack for The Last of Us, a PS3 dynamic theme, and two avatars: Winter Joel and Winter Ellie.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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Dan11223344
Dan11223344

As long as the infected are present in the multi then i'm all for it. If its just human on human (which somehow i doubt) then it would suck. Hopefully theres some kind of co-op missions focusing on different characters.

TooCoolForYou
TooCoolForYou

Not every game needs multiplayer. But, when I think about it, it could turn out pretty good if the MP keeps the same feel as the Singleplayer. A game of stealth and out smarting your friends in order to kill them might be a refreshing pace from the online military shooters 

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I enjoyed uncharted's multiplayer. I hope they keep a similar feel to this one, but if they do something totally different I'm sure that'll be great too. But god I can't wait to play that campaign.

NAUGHTY DOG IS KING.

praack
praack

bit of a shame actually, good possibility they will do this wrong. to do this right it should be coop, with NPCs and players are as Joel, Ellie and the bandits. perhaps other protagonists.

 

instead we'll probably have 10 ellies and 15 Joels on the map with a scattering of generic players as bandits

 

just the uncharted multiplayer with a new skin

 

then they will release uncharted skins to be put in this universe too

unaminous
unaminous

There's no cause to get angry if a game has multiplayer. There is, however, reason to rejoice if a game doesn't have multiplayer.

 

I was totally expecting this, though.

 

 

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

"OH MY GOD!!!! A MODE THAT I'M NOT FORCED TO PLAY BEING PUT INTO MY GAME???? WHAT THE F***!!!!!!"

 

Come on people. If you don't want  multiplayer, don't play it.

talkcasual
talkcasual

GOTY? GOTD is more like it! with MP or without

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I guess it will be fine for those who want to play multiplayer. I'm not one of those people. But as long as single-player campaign doesn't suffer because of it, then I'm good.

xuchilbara23
xuchilbara23

multiplayer tends to ruin single player games, its a fact.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

If this was a multiplayer mode in the sense of my bro and I playing through a campaign, than I say bring it on.

killip
killip

This is a little disappointing... Still, I can't wait for this game regardless.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Maybe Naughty Dog should quit video games and start making movies. Their recent games' graphics and production values are fantastic, but the gameplay is anemic.

jdc6305
jdc6305

Seriously why do devs think they have to add multiplayer to everything? Uncharted's multiplayer was tacked on BS. I would rather devs devote more effort to single player. In my 30 years of playing video games the internet is the worst thing to ever happen to gaming. Shorter games tacked on multiplayer DLC it's all garbage.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm not a fan of multiplayer in the these types of games to be completely honest, tried briefly with Uncharted 2 but didn't even give it a go for the 3rd.  Just didn't seem appealing..  Each to there own though and all that.

 

What I will say however is the addition of 3 factions - 'Heroes', 'Villains' and 'Infected' could actually mix it all up a bit.  If they stray away from the standard TDM and CTF and actually come up with something unique it could work?

 

I'm only interested in the single player personally, but I won't write it off just yet.  Uncharted certainly know what they're doing anyway so I won't be too quick to judge.

Finalninja447
Finalninja447

Multiplayer? Completely unessential.  C'mon Naughty Dog, that's not the best thing and you know it. However since you are Naughty Dog, I know they can manage to pull it off somehow, it just doesn't seem right to implement MP in such a game, I mean BioShock Infinity won't have MP and will most probably still be a gorgeous game, just saying.

Obsiquent
Obsiquent

If anyone can pull this of, Naughty Gods can.

nocturnalkisses
nocturnalkisses

really multiplayer? there are just some games that just dont feel right having multiplayer  just for he sake of a prolonged shelf life such as Assassin's creed, dead space, and even this game. co-op online is fine but running around shooting each other up is becoming kind of the run of the mill.

Mister_Zurkon
Mister_Zurkon

Why are so many people sore about MP?Uncharted 2 had it and it was one of the best SP games ever made 

DarthLod
DarthLod

"sigh" I really miss the days of Single Player only games. Uncharted 3 was a disaster of a game on many levels, partly because it was obvious they spent too much time on the multiplayer and not enough on the single player. It's time developers got back to making Single Player games and leaving multiplayer alone. How may versions of CTF, Deathmatch, and Horde modes do we really freakin need? It's tired. REAL tired. This news disappoints me greatly.

iMattAces
iMattAces

Why is everybody complaining the multiplayer? Because they will ignore single player? In my opinion, I believe Naughty Dog, which game of Naughty Dog ever dissapoints you, which game of Sony Exclusive ever dissapoints you... adding multiplayer is to gives us more replay value. Like God of War 3, after finish playing single player, there is nothing to do anymore, and i'm glad that the upcoming god of war will feature multiplayer, higher replay value.

PS3maniac420
PS3maniac420

 @praack you probably just predicted it, all game companies are guilty of the cash-in even if they do crap gold lol

FrankDHp
FrankDHp

 @Dr_Corndog Funny, cause i think the gameplay is really enjoyable. Keep in mind that The Last Of Us isn't meant to feel similair to a movie like Uncharted.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

 @Dr_Corndog games have been known to make as much money, if not more money than any of the top blockbusters.  I think they are doing quite well.

FusionRain
FusionRain

 @warhawk-geeby I don't mind it as lots of people think Uncharted's multiplayer is good. Sad you skipped out on 3's because it's the definitive version and has many updates including lots of free dlc. I do agree in saying that this game may not need it because Uncharted 2 wasn't great because of it's multiplayer rather it's single player. I also don't think it's multiplayer was tacked on because they supported that game like crazy. That had tons of content and allot of it move to 3.If any team knows what they are doing then it's Naughty Dog. Far Cry 3 or Assassin's Creed doesn't suffer from having multiplier. I think that adding multiplayer to a single player AAA game is so they can add on the online pass and increase replay value a bit so it won't be resold as quick by the used game market.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Duh.. Naughty Dog know what they're doing.. Haha.  Uncharted on the brain :|

FusionRain
FusionRain

 @Finalninja447 It's unessential, true, but it's smart from a business standpoint. If people beat it and trade it back in fast then people just buy the used copies in which they get no money for. If even some people enjoy the multiplayer or if they make it good enough for people to hold on for a while the more people will buy it at retail price.

 

Also what comes with lots of multiplier games now a-days? That's right! Online Passes! This means even if people buy the game used if they want to play the multiplayer then they still have to give the company money for the online pass. Meaning that they can potentially rake money in from used buyers. (This is not subjected to just Naughty Dog. This is the reason why tons of games use Online Passes and add multiplayer to a otherwise single player experience.)

talkcasual
talkcasual

 @Finalninja447 Adding MP could have been a direction from the execs.. ND is owned by Sony after all.. Trust them to make the best of this. Judging from their prev titles, SP was excellent. MP was pretty decent too although kinda unrelated to anything

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

 @queuing_for_PS4 Also: Yeah, man, that third-person cover-based shooting and stealth sure is "anything like generic." Never seen a game do that before. He even has a co-op partner who he lifts onto obstacles! Groundbreaking!

 

/sarcasm

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

 @queuing_for_PS4 "WHY ISN'T ANYONE COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT? " Maybe because this is a Naughty Dog related story? Four Uncharted games since 2008 isn't any better than five Halo games since 2006.

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

 @nocturnalkisses Wait until details are released before saying it won't feel right in the game. For all we know, it could end up being the best part of the game!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

 @DarthLod I've seen a couple of comments lately saying how flawed Uncharted 3's single player story was...

 

What the hell are all you guys smoking?!

 

Uncharted 3 > Uncharted 2 > Uncharted

 

The games have got better as the series moves on, I swear it's a matter of "I'm going to hate it because I want to look different and cool".

 

The lost city in the desert and hallucinations, the bar fight opening scene, falling out the back of a plane and fighting on crates?!  It was like Indiana Jones on Steroids.

 

The game had it ALL.

 

Someone please explain to me where the SP failed in the third installment because I seriously thought it's been the best so far :|

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

 @queuing_for_PS4  @Dr_Corndog i own a ps3 and never owned an xbox but i have to say that th uncharted series is closer to interactive movies than to games. the gameplay is allways very average with nothing special. the rest is top quality however, but it doesn't matter if the gameplay isn't good.

Catalyst222
Catalyst222

 @queuing_for_PS4  @jdc6305 You do realize the internet existed before you discovered Halo. I'm pretty sure it was games such as Maze War, Quake, and Half Life that made online multiplayer popular... all Halo did was make Xbox popular...

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

 @warhawk-geeby  @DarthLod I'm a huge Uncharted fan! But I personally thought #2 had the best story mode. I thought it was more cohesive than #3 (that whole ship sequence in #3 was so tacked onto the story and completely unnecessary imo, despite being cool as shit) and I'm also a bit butthurt that Elena was such a minor character in the story. :)

iMattAces
iMattAces

 @DarthLod Nop. There are actually a lot of people whining and complaining. 

FrankDHp
FrankDHp

 @evil-zodiark  @queuing_for_PS4  @Dr_Corndog 

 

I think the cinematic effects added to Uncharted, made the gameplay really enjoyable. Even the detail they have put to the animations were really impressive at times imo.

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

 @FusionRain  @queuing_for_PS4 Ha! You know what: you're totally right. I got majorly trolled. Even if the game can't possibly live up to ridiculous fanboy hype, I'm sure it'll be worth a play.

FusionRain
FusionRain

 @queuing_for_PS4  @MrMisanthrope IF you guys aren't smart enough to notice a troll maybe I shouldn't intervene. "queuing_for_PS4".... Really? You can't tell with a name like that. He is giving PlayStation fans a bad look. Every fan base has to have some of "these" guys. This is one of them. Ignore him and move on. Case in point though. We'll just have to believe that Naughty Dog knows what they are doing. Which after growing up with their games they are already one of my favorite studios. Biased? Yep! Been playing their games for ever, I trust that even if this is just "tacked on" it will still be a great game.  

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

 @queuing_for_PS4 Here's a helpful hint to winning arguments in the future: you have to actually disprove your opponent's point; simply saying things doesn't make them true. See how I used things like _the amount of titles released_ and the _years of release?_ And see how you just said some stuff -- "LOL The moon is made of green cheese LOL" -- and declared yourself the winner? That doesn't convince anyone who doesn't already agree with you.

 

You're obviously twelve, so I can forgive your poor grasp of rhetoric, but you're also British (or maybe an Aussie?) and we Yanks like to think you you lot as all "cultured and stuff," and using the same insult about a dozen times really isn't helping us maintain that illusion.

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

 @queuing_for_PS4 ... and one of those Halo games wasn't developed by Bungie, so the ratios remain the same.

 

Nice try, genius.