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Naughty Dog Abandons Multiplayer Development for The Last of Us Game

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In a surprising move, renowned studio Naughty Dog recently announced that they are abandoning the development of the multiplayer version of The Last of Us game, putting an end to a project that was in pre-production alongside the work on […]

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In a surprising move, renowned studio Naughty Dog recently announced that they are abandoning the development of the multiplayer version of The Last of Us game, putting an end to a project that was in pre-production alongside the work on The Last of Us Part II. While the development team was initially excited about the direction the game was taking, the studio faced a crucial turning point that influenced their decision.

Instead of focusing on the multiplayer segment, Naughty Dog has decided to continue the development of narrative-driven single-player games that have become part of their legacy. The studio has confirmed that they are currently working on “more than one” major new single-player project. The cancellation of the multiplayer portion of The Last of Us game highlights Sony’s broader withdrawal from ambitions in the live service segment. Instead of the initial plans to release 12 live service games by March 2026, Sony now intends to publish only six such games.

It has been announced that Sony and Naughty Dog will release a remastered version of The Last of Us Part II on January 19, 2024, while the second season of the popular HBO series based on the game is expected in 2025. The cancellation of The Last of Us multiplayer project emphasizes Naughty Dog’s commitment to the development of single-player games, although there have been speculations about issues in the development of the multiplayer version.

FAQ

Why did Naughty Dog abandon the development of the multiplayer version of The Last of Us game?
Naughty Dog decided to abandon the development of the multiplayer version of The Last of Us game in order to focus on creating narrative-driven single-player games, recognized as part of their legacy. This decision was influenced by the fact that supporting multiplayer content after the game’s release would require all of the studio’s resources, seriously impacting the development of future single-player projects.

How many live service games does Sony plan to release?
Instead of the originally planned 12 live service games by March 2026, Sony has now reduced that number to just six.

When can we expect the remastered version of The Last of Us Part II?
The remastered version of The Last of Us Part II is scheduled to be released on January 19, 2024.

When is the second season of HBO series The Last of Us expected?
The second season of the popular HBO series The Last of Us is expected in 2025.