Submitted by doctorstrange 883d ago | news

Naughty Dog is Working on The Last Of Us Multiplayer and “Focusing Testing it a Lot”

If all had gone according to the original plan, we’d be talking about how awesome it is that The Last of Us is coming out tomorrow. Unfortunately, it was delayed until June 14th, meaning that we still have to wait over a month (and an entire E3) before we can finally get our hands on it. - PSLS (Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

TrendyGamers  +   883d ago
Hopefully we see it prior to E3.
Braid  +   883d ago
I don't think the game needs a multiplayer section but well, as long as it doesn't hinder the SP experience I'll be fine with that.
ZodTheRipper  +   883d ago
I'm guessing that they are done with the SP and are now focussing on getting the MP done right. The video in the article is probably the most interesting developer video I've ever seen. I can't imagine anybody not being interested in this game after seeing that video.
minimur12  +   883d ago
on UC3, naughty dog said that they had 1 group working on SP and another group working on MP
(obviously SP group wouldve been bigger, but you know what i mean.)
So hopefully it wouldnt bring any away from the SP experience, well it shouldnt anyway
Salooh  +   883d ago
It does need it if it's as good as uncharted 2 and 3 MP.. Really loved them.
JoGam  +   883d ago
I just hope the MP isn't half ass.
papashango  +   883d ago
Does anyone really think the MP on a campaign advertised game is gonna be memorable?

Should have just devoted the entire team to single player and developed an even longer campaign.
HiddenMission  +   883d ago

Actually I do Uncharted has amazing MP and it's ND which means we know that they can deliver on the experience. I'm not sure if you remember but before MP was shown for Uncharted 2 everyone was like hell no it doesn't need MP or MP will make the SP weaker...and how did that turn out.

With ND they have earned the right for us to not be skeptical about MP until we have actually played and experienced their take on MP in a Survival action/horror game.
minimur12  +   882d ago
EU blog said theres gonna be some big announcements this weeek, either that's new games or TLoU multiplayer :P

Wedge19  +   883d ago
I'm anticipating it to be quite good. ND is good with MP.
minimur12  +   882d ago
anything ND do is good xD (no fanboy here)
Root  +   883d ago
Well don't work on it too much, just do what you can, keep it simple and make sure the single player is perfect.

Need to add things to multiplayer...keep it for DLC or the sequel.

Look at Uncharted 3...they focused on the online way too much and I felt in my opinion the single player suffered. It was still great I just felt Uncharted 2s was better because the online was simple and they didn't focus on it much.
Salooh  +   883d ago
It wasn't the mulitplayer fault. They split to make two games instead of one.


But you may be right because they wanted to make the multiplayer as big as call of duty so who knows..
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Root  +   883d ago
"But you may be right because they wanted to make the multiplayer as big as call of duty so who knows"

Yeah they said they wanted to take on the big boys thats apparently why they added so many horrible gimmicks like COD and other online games which ruined the online in my opinion

Kickbacks, Loadouts, Weapon Mods, Paid Boosters, upgradable boosters etc

Even the classic mode doesn't feel the same anymore.

It bugs me because after launch they said they knew they would never be able to compete with COD....so why try.

They should of just improved on Uncharted 2s multiplayer before the 1m5 update and expanded on the customization
Chitown71291  +   883d ago
Why tf does everyone say Uncharted 3 single player suffered or wasnt up to par with Uncharted 2? Personally , I thought it outdid it with the pacing , story, voice-acting, set-pieces and graphics. That airplane sequence is pretty much the best set piece (besides God Of War 3 epic moments) Ive seen this whole generation. If Uncharted 2 is a 10, 3 is right there with it imo. And Uncharted 2 multiplayer graphics are better, but Uncharted 3 multiplayer gameplay certainly outdid it. Again all is just my opinion
himdeel  +   883d ago
I too believe the MP in 2 looked better than the MP in 3.
Root  +   883d ago
It's not about how they looked...it's about how they played compared to one another and which one succeeded more in the fun factor.

In the end Uncharted 2's online won since it was fun, addictive and simple

Less is more I suppose
vishmarx  +   883d ago
exactly this ....
u2's multiplayer was soo much
Walker  +   883d ago
Multiplayer of this game is going to be the best of this year, i believe !
xdye017  +   883d ago
dont forget GTA V multiplayer!
ZodTheRipper  +   883d ago
Honestly, this looks much more interesting RIGHT NOW. But I'm sure both will be top notch and a worthy finish for the PS3.
DeletedAcc  +   883d ago
The only mp i"ll play xD
MilkMan  +   883d ago
Damn I was excited for this game, until I read this title. I think I'l wait for like 100 reviews before I dive in. I don't like nor want MP on any game that's not build from the ground up as a competitive MP experience.

Off my list it goes (for now).
doctorstrange  +   883d ago
Or you could, you know, just play the singleplayer
IIC0mPLeXII  +   883d ago
Shoe horn. Not even touching it. Hope they dont put trophys in for that bullshit either.
Heisenburger  +   883d ago
Naughty Dog has been fair with online trophies in the past. I would go in assuming they are quick and easy to get.

They usually just want you to try the mutiplayer a little.
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Brandon_2535  +   883d ago
If it's anything like Uncharted's multiplayer, I probably won't enjoy it at all. Way too bullet spongy for me. To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of third-person multiplayer shooters in general, but definitely not any that are bullet spongy. Hopefully it has some fun and interesting co-op modes.
dbjj12088  +   883d ago
Dat singleplayer though, right?
Jek_Porkins  +   883d ago
I think this game looks awesome no doubt, I have it pre-ordered and everything, but why the inclusion of multiplayer? Seems like a bit of a waste of resources, and might have caused the delay from the original release date.

It seems like lately we are flooded with great games with forced multiplayer that doesn't turn out too well.
DigitalRaptor  +   883d ago
Yeah. When I put the disc in, multiplayer is the last thing to think about.

I think Naughty Dog understand that most people only care about the single player of The Last of Us, as they've only really publicized single player footage so far and only really talked about the SP elements. They have multiplayer foundations in Uncharted, and were probably asked by Sony to include it. Or maybe they just wanted to explore what their vision could bring to multiplayer in The Last of Us.

I have zero concern about multiplayer affecting the campaign.
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Oh_Yeah  +   882d ago
Tacked on multiplayer isn't going to hurt anyone. It's a nice change of pace... even if it doesn't turn out to be all that. Personally I don't mind when games tack on multiplayer (Bio shock 2, dead space 2/3, mass effect 3, God of War ascension) just to name a few. I enjoyed delving into all of those multiplayers, maybe I didn't spend 20+hours on them but still they were there when I got burned out from playing the campaign and if they turn out to be something you like it adds to the replayability.
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ftwrthtx  +   883d ago
If it's made by Naughty Dog, it's gotta be good.
WeaseL  +   882d ago
Hopefully there will be a survival mode using some elements of dayz
RedSoakedSponge  +   882d ago
i hope you arent bullet sponges like you are in uncharted. that really spoilt the uncharted multiplayer for me.

seems like a small health bar would make sense in a game where you lack ammo so hopefully it has that.

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