Naughty Dog‘s PlayStation 4-exclusive (which launched more than a quarter of a year ago, time flies…) is going to expand.
„We wanted to address multiplayer in The Last of Us Part II. As we’ve stated, the single-player campaign is far and away the most ambitious project Naughty Dog has ever undertaken. Likewise, as development began on the evolution of our Factions mode from The Last of Us Part I, the vision of the team grew beyond an additional mode that could be included with our enormous single-player campaign. Wanting to support both visions, we made the difficult choice that The Last of Us Part II would not include an online mode.
However, you will eventually experience the fruits of our team’s online ambition, but not as part of The Last of Us Part II. When and where it will be realized is still to be determined. But rest assured, we are as big a fan of Factions as the rest of our community and are excited to share more when it’s ready,” Neil Druckmann, the director and co-writer of The Last of Us Part II, said during the summer.
Since then, a few months have passed, and he posted the following tweet: „Thank you to all the wonderful fans for an incredible The Last of Us Day! Your positivity and love are incredibly inspiring. Oh… and about that other thing… be patient. It’ll be worth it.” The Last of Us Day (September 26) was known as Outbreak Day until now. He didn’t mention this other thing, but we can expect it to be the Factions mode.
We wouldn’t rule out that Sony will push this forward to the PlayStation 5: The Last of Us Part II will get a re-release there (like how the first game, a late PS3 title, got a Remastered version on PlayStation 4), including Factions. This might be Sony’s way to boost sales.
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