Naughty Dog Lead Artist: Prepare for the best MultiPlayer ever conceived - The Last Of Us

From what it appears,Naughty Dog (or at least Lead Artist Nate Wells) appears to be quite enthusiastic about The Last of Us' online component.

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abzdine1619d ago

coming from ND this must be one hell of a multiplayer

Septic1618d ago

A really bold statement but with this coming from the likes of Naughty Dog, who have in the past, been quite humble about their monumental achievements with the Uncharted franchise, they must really have something very special indeed.

I usually don't give in to statements such as this, which are usually designed to generate hype but considering how unique and amazing The Last of Us is already looking, we could have a potential game changer.

"And I REALLY can't prepare you for the best MP ever conceived...."


omi25p1618d ago

"Coming from ND this must be one hell of a multiplayer"

You mean like the copy and pasted Uncharted 3 mutliplayer that was EXACTLY the same as Uncharted 2 and didnt feature any of the improvements that were in the single player.

The best Multiplayer game this year will be GTA V, GTA IV is still one of the most played games on Live, PSN and steam.

LOGICWINS1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

They can say whatever they want. I'll judge it when I play it. ND has a track record of ruining already fantastic MP experiences with needless patches and boosters that break the balance of the game. UC3 MP was so unbalanced that it needed to go free to play to regain an audience in a desperate attempt to sell some DLC. Taking this into account, they SHOULD be humbled by now.

EDIT: Btw, in the past ND said that they wanted UC3 to be the "go to online game for the PS3"...look how that turned out. Everything ND says has to be put into question until the game releases.

ShabbaRanks1618d ago


I couldnt agree more

DatNJDom811618d ago

I dunno. GOW:A multiplayer is probably the best multiplayer I have played this gen. But bring it Naughty Dog. You DESTROYED the competition with Uncharted 3 Multiplayer so I'm sure you will not disappoint.

Best Multiplayer games this gen (my opinion):

1. God of War: Ascension
2. Uncharted 3
3. Resistance 2
4. Uncharted 2
5. Resistance 1

Bobby Kotex1618d ago Show
Ragthorn1618d ago


How come your favourite multiplayer games are just from those 3 franchises. Don't even make a top 5 list to be honest way too many multiplayer games. I loved Resistance, and Uncharted's multiplayer, but haven't tried Ascension's yet(will though). I don't wanna be rude, just saying though if you played more than 3 franchises(which still have good multiplayer).

slampunk1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )


I know i'm fortunate to have both consoles and a pc, but if resistance 2 and UC3 make your top 3 multiplayer games this gen i cant help but feel sorry for you...

COD 4 (all)
BF3 (Pc)
Gears of war 3
Halo 3
Forza or GT5

+ lots more.

Then i think of games coming out in the next year that will probably have better MP than the last of us.

Cod Ghosts
Respawns new game
+ unannounced next gen games we'll probably hear about at E3.

I'm looking forward to the last of us but if i were naughty dog i wouldn't be making such bold claims this early in the piece!

Eyeco1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

Im gonna have to agree with you on that Uncharted 2 had the best multiplayer I've played in a game this gen, next to COD 4 and L4D, it was simple yet fun and reminded me of the old days playiny Quake 1 and Unreal.

But in UC3 they kinda dropped the ball, for starters the game was laggy as hell, they threw in these COD killstreaks and perks that and the health was too high, I dunno if it had somethijng to with lag but it literally took me 2 clips of an AK to kill someone.

That said given the type of game TLOU is I'm hoping the multiplayer is a co-op style of game kind of like the co-op in UC2-3 but with zombies.

wirapuru1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

First off I'm even more excited now that I decided to pre-order this (as everything I'm hearing seems to suggest:) masterpiece.

Second, @DatNJDom81 and some.. sometimes I wonder if you guys are experts on typing at phones or even at the ps3 or if you actually have a PC and live in gaming denial.

Some ps3 games have great MP but no way my top 5 great MP of all time would *only* have PS3 games (even though I love it, my only console atm).

JsonHenry1618d ago

I trust them for single player. Their multiplayer so far has been ho-hum and "meh". But they've never claimed it was that great either. So hopefully they back up this statement with something as awesome as their single player.

isarai1618d ago


Track record? they only have 2 games with muliplayer and only one is what you described

DonFreezer1618d ago

Multiplayer sucks as most of you drones said. Horror games should be single player no co-op no multi no nothing but when all of this happen on your precious console you scream like little girls. Hypocrites much?

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Freak of Nature1619d ago

I had a feeling that they would come out with a major bang after the very long period of silence...

Strong claim, and one I find myself to believe in knowing the source is from one of the "dog's"....

The confidence and passion make me believe, I cannot wait to see the magic...

Now I want to see the new IP in some form along with the Last of us MP details... Now thats a twin killing..

OlgerO1619d ago

OMFG just what I hoped this is going to add 50 hours to my game

Y_51501618d ago

Or like Uncharted 2 did, add 50 days.

solidt121619d ago

It would be dope if you could switch from 3rd person and 1st person in multi-player.

Crazyglues1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

Wait what???

Wow what a surprise, I already had this game as being Amazing just based off of the single player...

But to now find out we will be getting Multi-player too, I am just too excited now..

If I had to trust one company to know how to do something new and make an awesome MP experience it would be Naughty Dog...

Can't wait... Awesome News..

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GribbleGrunger1618d ago

Imagine playing in an area full of clickers with 4 other players. The fun you could have throwing bottles near other players to attract the clickers to them ... Or how about rounding clickers up together! Get them into a room and lock the door.

NukaCola1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

This is what I thought too. I would love this. Can't wait either way.

BE ADVISED: A-Holes out there are trying to ruin this game. Please take caution when reading comments!!!!

GribbleGrunger1618d ago

Unfortunately my curiosity overpowered my resolve and I've seen every video so far, so I don't think anyone could spoil it for me. I will of course ignore the clickers when the game releases.

ZoyosJD1618d ago

What nuke means is there are people who are spoiling the ending to the game as the names of the cut scenes/chapters/places in the game were listed in the data for the demo.

Trust me, there is more info than you want to know.

Just be wary.

dasbeer881618d ago

But my question is this: Will this multiplayer be dynamic?

3-4-51618d ago

We really are in need of a good New Multiplayer gaming experience.

I grew up on multiplayer games mostly NOT being shooters.

There is a whole generation that doesn't even comprehend multiplayer games beyond Military FPS games.

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GribbleGrunger1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

That is quite a grandiose claim! This is ND though ... Do they deliver? They've never let me down yet.

Prcko1619d ago

They always deliver :)
no worries

Walker1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

Except Uncharted 3 !

grailly1619d ago

risky statement to make on this site @Walker ;)

I woudln't say UC3 was bad, but it was no UC2. I have full confidence that the last of us is at least great, after all the UC2 team is on it.

on topic: I hope this means that they are making something different qith the multiplayer, not just deathmatch.

Salooh1618d ago

I still play uncharted 3 multiplayer. It's great. It's better then playing call of duty. I already finished everything in battlefield3. But U3 mp still makes me excited for some reason. Not a lot of games make me like this...

FamilyGuy1619d ago

What a statement, the confidence makes me very optimistic even though I haven't seen anything from the multiplayer aspect of this game yet.

DigitalRaptor1619d ago

I'm more excited for this than I was for Uncharted 2.

What excites me the most is the way in which Naughty Dog has made such subtle and tasteful design choices, so things aren't overblown like in Uncharted.

This way, although things escalate and there will lots of action, nothing is filler and everything has substance.

Can't wait to explore the beautiful post-pandemic world, toy with amazing AI, meet characters who you may or may not be able to trust, and experience the vitally emotional story.

andibandit1618d ago

well,we will have too see, no doubt they struck gold with uncharted, but when I look at the rest of the games they've made, none of them really appeal to me.

Worried they are taking the safe route and doing a Copy Paste of Uncharted

DigitalRaptor1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

Don't talk nonsense.

Any one who's watched every trailer, every gameplay video, every dev diary, read every article, preview, interview, and heard every developer statement is well aware that this game is very, very far removed from Uncharted and not playing it safe in any respect.

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first1NFANTRY1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

My body is ready to CONCEIVE this greatness.

Septic1618d ago

Lol wtf? That doesn't make any sense.

Snookies121618d ago

He wants to have a baby with the greatness?

ltachiUchiha1618d ago

I have no doubt in my mind that even though the single player will be an amazing experience, I just had this feeling that the multiplayer aspect was going to catch us by surprise by how awesome it will be. I honestly think it was the main reason naughty dog delayed the game. Cant wait to get blown away.