Multiplayer Is Coming!
Naughty Dog took some time during The Last of Us day to assure fans that it is still hard at work on the stand-alone multiplayer portion of The Last of Us Part 2. We don’t know much about the project, other than it could be or could have been a battle royale at some point, but Naughty Dog has confirmed they will show more when it is ready.
In a community post, Naughty Dog had this to say about the project:
“In short, we’re working on it. We see the community comments as many of you clamor for multiplayer and want updates. For now, we’ll say that we love what the team is developing and want to give them time to build out their ambitious project, we’ll reveal more when it’s ready”
“To that end, we’ve been busy growing our team inside the kennel since The Last of Us Part II launched and are currently in full swing of hiring for MP-related positions (hint hint), so if you or somebody you know qualifies for anything you see on our jobs page, apply!”
I’m pretty excited to learn more about this multiplayer project. Factions was beloved by those who played it, myself included, so it would be great to see something like it return with a larger scope.
Whatever this multiplayer project turns out to be, I just hope it is good. Naughty Dog has a proven track record when it comes to single-player games and Factions was great, but they haven’t really done a large scale multiplayer game. This will be a first for Naughty Dog, so it is very interesting to see how it turns out.