DualShock Nexus: During PAX Prime we learned that The Last of Us' multiplayer is still in the early stages of development. It looks like Naughty Dog may be getting things going with these recent multiplayer and co-op design positions showing up.
Hope MP incorporates survival team play/tactics. No health regen, very limited ammo (like, only one clip, the rest you'd need to improvise/pick up), a good melee system/stealth mechanics, extreme caution, no respawns, emphasis on using your hearing, weapon pickups (as opposed to creating classes), etc. Maybe even have some nifty gameplay mechanics like everyone carries a small pack of health they can use once per round (requiring time to pull out and apply) or transfer to teammates. Would be even better if you could target limbs, resulting in crippling, which could be healed via pickups and teamwork. They could even bring in that buddy system from UC3. I can see some interesting things coming out of this.
Yes I agree, and the idea of scavenging for items would also be a great addition. I wonder what else they have up there sleeves? Co-op mode could add something fresh too, this game seems to just get better and better with every new viewing and with what seems to be perpetual new additions to the overall package...can't wait to have this game in my possession...
I think it totally will. Not sure if you saw the interview but they are making sure that the MP is done right. They've also said they want it to be very unique, and not just a run of the mill multiplayer. I'm sure they have a lot of great ideas. Hope it's good!
I like your idea, it sounds great for one MP mode. They could add another mode were you have tons of ammo and weapons to pickup. That way they can please gamers of all types.
something similar to left 4 dead?
Wow bro, you should work for naughty dog. Your ideas makes me want this badly!
Imagine a team deathmatch, where everyone had to scavenge for stuff and you only had 1 life that would be awesome
lol you basically just described DayZ. Anway really happy theres Multiplayer hopefully some sort of survivor type mode will be there...
My idea was a mix of both DayZ and CS.. which both you and special guest stated Hopefully they do something with this idea
What you're describing sounds similar to Counter Strike, but maybe more complex. In CS, everyone starts with a basic pistol and search for better weapons. When you die, there's no respawn.
You actually buy most of your weapons in Counter Strike. You can scavenge, but it leaves you vulnerable in a game where matches can last less than a minute.
Hmm... you're right. Damn its been too long.
making the GOTY even better
nope. goty is an opinion not a fact. Never will be a fact. I hear people say halo 4 will be goty (not a halo fan). But this game is a day 1 buy! As long as MP doesn't effect the game it's cool.
Don't agree with this guys comments. He always tries to talk shit about Sony like hes doing now with that sarcastic response on every single playstation article. Theres a reason you have one bubble dumbass. Go troll somewhere else!!! AND @shutUpAndTakeMyMoney is another annoying troll. You two do us all a favor and stop commenting on these articles. You guys make yourselves look retarded with your idiotic comments
gotd game of the decade.
The decade is just beginning and Naughty Dog keeps getting better so...
I thought they said this would be single player only. Did I just imagine that?
You probably wanted it therefore imagined it :D And both of those things arent happening! ;D Take that SP only fans!
What's wrong with SP only fans?
I'm not a sp only fan, but rather a "sp only if it means comprising sp by making mp" fan. In the case of TLOU, it's obvious that ND DID NOT compromise any quality, in fact, if they are just now hiring for mp after the sp looks already so polished I can't see how anyone can complain. I hope other devs take note, this is how development should be sp first, mp later. This announcement just further stoned my excitement.
That's true, I heard that too.
Nah, I'm pretty sure that they said there WILL be a multiplayer in Last of Us, well kind of. Maybe they will implement a CO-OP which is great thing tbh.
I heard it as well. I think it was closer to announcement.
You sure EA hasn't taken over development of this game?
They seem to be following EA. Both have online passes, and both love to use them wherever possible.
Yeah, it's like Guerilla charging the exact same amount per Killzone 2 map as Activision does with CoD. People just don't like to acknowledge that Sony isn't very different from these other terrible publishers who get constantly blasted by gamers.
Killzone 2 was a complete game and the DLC was not really required. Sony is the only publisher (that I know of) that releases team based shooters with server browsers and clan systems. The other publishers think that their customers are too stupid for those things and some of them are right (Activision). Btw, I do know that Battlefield 3 has server browsers but it is not the same because you can't freely make servers and disable weapons and classes. You need to pay as well. Edit: Forgot to mention that Sony is the only console manufacturer still introducing new IPs this late in the gen. So that alone makes them very different. But I agree that the online passes is a load of crap (especially when it is locked to one account >:( ).
This MP sounds forced. I buy my MP games for MP and buy my SP game for it's campaign. I don't think people buy games based on the checklist on the back of the box. Let's hope it isn't a run and gun MP experience that feels tacked on.
Stop crying. I hope the mp is good. And btw, SOME people DO look for a checklist of things b4 buying a game: to get the best for their money. I personally look for MP and sometimes co-op so that i'll know that it will last after i beat it in 3 weeks or less. Even tacked-on MP is fine by me, so long as it doesnt take away resources from the developement of the campaign.
@ DERKADER Im sure they have said in a recent interview that they don't want multiplayer to be "tacked on" So I'm pretty sure if there is multiplayer it'll be unique and different, not built to please the cod crowd
Wonder if they'll try and introduce the game's zombies? Have two player groups vs each other in an AI controlled infected zone.
Or just team people vs team infected
so now this will be delayed for 6 months to impliment MP/Co-op
It's not like it was going to be released this year, relax, they announced MP a long time ago.
awesome! keep up the great work naughty dog! your the best developers this generation!
Give it more time before making assumptions. It's in too early of a stage to criticize a mode we know almost nothing about. It makse sense why they don't talk about it that much, they don't want people getting the wrong idea...
The game ive waited so long! Thank you Naughty Dog! ND is the reason why i can wait for next gen. THE LAST OF US will be my game of all time, for sure!!
Co-op would be sweet!
As a big multiplayer fan, I'm happy to hear this. ND kind of blew it in my eyes with Uncharted's multiplayer. It had the mechanics to be a success (high health, and fast paced), but failed in the sense of balance (weapon balance, and map design). As a person who is big on multiplayer to the point of the desire to play competitively, I'm hoping they're seeking help from competitive gamers to balance it. I wouldn't doubt that they'd do that, considering the push Uncharted 3 got from the community, despite its competitive flaws. Who knows, maybe they want it to be considered competitive, and even get a launch tournament to draw a bigger audience. I can kind of see this game having similar mechanics to Gears. Not in the sense that it'll be a copy, just similar pace, and the way cover is used. One thing I'd really hate to see is loadouts. Uncharted 2 was done right in that sense. Everyone start with an AK-47, and you pick up other guns. The idea suggested above to scavenge for items would be very interesting. Another huge concern of mine is the servers. For those who have played Uncharted multiplayer, you'd probably know how laggy the game is. Despite my love for multiplayer, I love me some Naughty Dog singleplayer games. I know that TLoU won't disappoint me.
Thank you open-minded people. It's good to see that people are looking forward to the multiplayer instead of worrying about them adding it. It shows that people are confident that the single player won't be compromised in any way. After watching that 15 minute demo, there's no way they won't deliver something special. I hope they can transfer the tension and excitement to the multiplayer. That would be great. A 'Survival' mode perhaps with limited ammo and environmental items to use such as bricks and pipes. Stealthily choking out other players until you're the last left. Perhaps a co-op mode of trying to sneak through an area either by yourself or with a partner. An 'infected' horde mode, maybe. I hope they make it really unique.
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