Naughty Dog Confirms Standalone Multiplayer The Last of Us Game, including First Concept Art

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The Last of Us remake is not the only project that fans of Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic franchise can look forward to in the coming future. Creative director and writer Neil Druckmann appeared during today’s Summer Game Fest stream to confirm that a multiplayer-focused game based on The Last of Us is also in development, a new take on the series that will be “as big” as any of the single-player games that the acclaimed developer has done, and in some ways even “bigger,” according to comments by Druckmann. Naughty Dog doesn’t plan to share more details on its new The Last of Us multiplayer title until a later date, but it has complemented today’s announcement with a piece of new concept art that offers a glimpse at the kinds of post-apocalyptic environments that players will be able to battle in within the game. San Francisco will evidently be one of those locations.

It’s no secret that many of you are not only drawn to The Last of Us’ stories but also the game’s original Factions multiplayer. Since The Last of Us Factions’ release almost a decade ago, dedicated players have been vocal about an expansion upon that offering.

However, we can finally announce that we’re creating something much larger than a mode. We’re thrilled to share a piece of concept art from our upcoming multiplayer experience, which is an extremely ambitious undertaking. We’re growing our studio significantly to ensure we build this full-scale, standalone game, with its massive scope and immense world, in a way that fans have come to expect from The Last of Us and Naughty Dog.

We aim to make our newest entry into multiplayer inviting to new players while still a thrilling challenge for more of our seasoned fans. There will be more news to come next year, and we cannot wait to introduce you to the team behind this new experience!

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