Legendary studio Naughty Dog is currently working on several projects, including the multiplayer for The Last of Us 2.
Just a few days ago, we learned that Naughty Dog is currently working on several projects. One of the most talked-about of these is a possible remake of The Last of Us, which has been a recurring rumour in the industry and has been given a new boost after Tom Henderson’s recent statements.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen job offers from Naughty Dog for a multiplayer game, and it’s always a question of whether it’s for multiplayer for The Last of Us: Part II or a completely new title. However, the sequel was released without multiplayer, and Naughty Dog has promised that it will be something fascinating when it arrives. The studio has shared that it’s a very ambitious project, and they’ve already hired staff.
This time, Screen Rant has reported on a new job posting on the studio’s website, looking for designers for monetisation and economic systems. Tasks include designing a comprehensive and sustainable financial system that respects the player experience. In addition, the designer will liaise with the art team to develop a plan for creating in-game elements that will generate regular updates for the game’s own store.
Naughty Dog wants to create a friendly economic backdrop for its new multiplayer game
At no point is there any hint as to what kind of multiplayer game it will be, although they do say that the game will aim to maintain the same ambition and quality that has characterised their narrative games and that it will be the studio’s first standalone multiplayer game. In any case, Naughty Dog seems to be talking about a new game, although it could also be The Last of Us: Part II’s multiplayer mode if it is released as a standalone title.
As for the finances, there’s no direct mention of microtransactions or what kind of monetisation they intend to use, although the description paints a picture of a game with an internal, sustainable economy that looks more like free-to-play models than traditional paid titles.
Source: Screen Rant