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The Last Of Us: Naughty Dog Hiring For Co-Op Multiplayer Dev

The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's post-Uncharted, post-apocalyptic action game has not had any multiplayer details revealed thus far, but that doesn't mean the Sony studio isn't working on it - and it could well be a co-op mode according to a new Naughty Dog vacancy.

Creative director Neil Druckmann confirmed multiplayer for the game back in June, with the stipulation that "it is not co-op within the main campaign."

It could well be a variation on co-op action though, with the developer hiring for a co-op Game Designer. (Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

TrevorPhillips  +   1140d ago
I seriously cannot wait for this game, it's going to be epic! Another masterpiece from ND :D
Persistantthug  +   1140d ago
Here's what I'm picturing.....
DAY Z'ish....good size maps, but much smaller scale.

You and your teammate, searching through ruble, building, trees, bushes...looking for supplies

7, 11, or 15 other teams trying to salvage the most stuff, avoiding monsters and a few animals and ultimately kill each other.

You die, and without a revive, there's no comeback...sorry.

Ok....not perfected yet....but that's my first vision, and it HAS to be co-op.

What do you think N4G? :)
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Conzul  +   1140d ago
Hell, if it's wide-linear (similar to Bioshock), I can die happy.

That, or a long (long) story.
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Freak of Nature  +   1140d ago
A masterpiece in the making, I agree. Just when you think it cannot get better they up the ante...

I wonder if they wil be introducing new characters for the COOP MP? I figure they will.

I love the extra option, you get single player and co-op MP, the more choices the better, as long as they give everything they have for both single and MP game modes....Knowing NG this is a sure bet...
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skyward  +   1140d ago
Co-op wave mode? What about a Fortnite-style meta game whereby you keep surviving/scavenging while repelling waves of bandits etc? Make co-op deep enough to play by itself, and it'll be a success.
TimmyShire  +   1140d ago
It does seem well suited to co-op, but they probably don't want the second player (Ellen Page) to be bored. She's kind of limited throwing bricks and stuff.

Still, I love co-op and if it's separate to the main game - which looks ace as it is - then I'm happy for that.
skyward  +   1140d ago
It's not campaing co-op, so it could be other characters.
r21  +   1140d ago
Most likely that unless ND has something innovative in plan. 2013 cant come soon enough :D
Conzul  +   1140d ago
You mean Ashley Johnson, love.
Not Ellen Page.
PrivateRyan  +   1140d ago
Not fussed about co-op, will be getting this because single player looks really good so far
NastyLeftHook0  +   1140d ago
yeah, co-op is just a bonus.
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-MD-  +   1140d ago
Wish they would've dumped all those co-op/multiplayer resources into the single player.

A game like this should be played alone.
moegooner88  +   1140d ago
Agreed, co-op mode ruins the survival elements in video games, Resident Evil proves so, survival games are based on careful, repeated exploration and interaction with the environment, saving ammo, health items, and planning everything ahead, but when you interact with partners online, exchange items, it kinda defies the whole purpose of making a survival game. I just hope co-op will be based on separate modes like Uncharted, and not story based.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1140d ago
people just give them for no reason ;/
Conzul  +   1140d ago
Alone, and in the dark. And hungry, too, for extra immersion.
Walker  +   1140d ago
Cooperative Multiplayer will be fantastic in this game .
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telekineticmantis  +   1140d ago
I thought is would be much bigger than Co-op
I was hoping for a mMMo. A mini Massive Multiplayer online game. Where players scavenge for food, resources weapons. Travel from place to place, and can run into other players/AI/Monsters at any particular time.

With the option to fight/kill them for their resources, or join together as a group, I mean how complelling of Multiplayer is that? huh? That's next level. I love myself lol. Maybe that's another mode they have or maybe that's what they're hiring for now, but if they wanna bring MP to next level and have players hooked, they should consider that.
Ducky  +   1140d ago
You're mostly describing DayZ.

That would require a persistent world for multiplayer, and chances of that happening this late are unlikely.

If anything, I'd expect zombies vs survivors (both sides being player-controlled), or have a traditional objective-based game-mode with the caveat being that there's NPC monsters roaming the level too.
telekineticmantis  +   1140d ago
Well I made that suggestion before
DayZ came out, so I get credit. That's the least I should get since I wont make any money.
iHeartHelloKitty  +   1140d ago
Last of Us Yay!
DeletedAcc  +   1140d ago
Ive waited since 2011... Where is it, ND? :D

Just kidding, take your time and make the best game ever!

Coop mp would be interesting...
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shenpo_shin  +   1140d ago
this game is already GOTY either ppl admit it or not
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DigitalAnalog  +   1140d ago
I can imagine co-op trying to scavenge for items while the fungal-zombies other scavangers being a constant threat towards a goal. Somewhat like a L4D element.
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Game0N  +   1140d ago
I could've sworn ND said that the multiplayer wasn't going to be co-op...interesting.
tack129  +   1140d ago
They said they're not adding co-op to the main campaign but they didn't say no outright to co-op.
They may go the same route as UC2 and UC3 which is make the main campaign for TLoU single player and add on co-op modes and campaigns to the game.
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