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Naughty Dog Hiring Multiplayer and Co-op Designers for The Last of Us

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.

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-Alpha1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

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.

Freak of Nature1808d ago

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...

flavorbabies1808d ago

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!

VverdugovV1808d ago

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.

Quiescent1808d ago

something similar to left 4 dead?

Afirmitive1808d ago

Wow bro, you should work for naughty dog. Your ideas makes me want this badly!

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Nimblest-Assassin1808d ago

Imagine a team deathmatch, where everyone had to scavenge for stuff and you only had 1 life

that would be awesome

mafiahajeri1808d ago

lol you basically just described DayZ. Anway really happy theres Multiplayer hopefully some sort of survivor type mode will be there...

Nimblest-Assassin1808d ago

My idea was a mix of both DayZ and CS.. which both you and special guest stated

Hopefully they do something with this idea

specialguest1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

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.

Hoje03081808d ago

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.

specialguest1808d ago

Hmm... you're right. Damn its been too long.

DaThreats1808d ago

making the GOTY even better

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

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.

BigStef711808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

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

ShoryukenII1808d ago

The decade is just beginning and Naughty Dog keeps getting better so...

deep_fried_bum_cake1808d ago

I thought they said this would be single player only. Did I just imagine that?

mafiahajeri1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

You probably wanted it therefore imagined it :D And both of those things arent happening! ;D Take that SP only fans!

PockyKing1808d ago

What's wrong with SP only fans?

DarkTower8051808d ago

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.

Tomonobu Itagaki1808d ago

That's true, I heard that too.

d0nT wOrrY1808d ago

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.

ShoryukenII1808d ago

I heard it as well. I think it was closer to announcement.

Megaton1808d ago

You sure EA hasn't taken over development of this game?

Ducky1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

They seem to be following EA. Both have online passes, and both love to use them wherever possible.

Megaton1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

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.

ShoryukenII1808d ago (Edited 1808d ago )

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 >:( ).

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