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Submitted by Prcko 1003d ago | opinion piece

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. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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THE-COMMANDER  +   1003d ago
Im ready!
abzdine  +   1003d ago
coming from ND this must be one hell of a multiplayer
Septic  +   1003d 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...."

omi25p  +   1003d 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.
LOGICWINS  +   1003d 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.
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ShabbaRanks  +   1003d ago

I couldnt agree more
DatNJDom81  +   1003d 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 Kotex   1003d ago | Immature | show
Ragthorn  +   1003d 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).
slampunk  +   1003d 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!
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Eyeco  +   1003d 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.
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wirapuru  +   1003d 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).
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JsonHenry  +   1003d 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.
isarai  +   1003d ago

Track record? they only have 2 games with muliplayer and only one is what you described
DonFreezer  +   1002d 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?
TrevorPhillips  +   1003d ago
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready! :D

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Majin-vegeta  +   1003d ago
Sorry i had to :P.
LOL_WUT  +   1003d ago
Well, I am ;)
Freak of Nature  +   1003d 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..
OlgerO  +   1003d ago
OMFG just what I hoped this is going to add 50 hours to my game
Y_5150  +   1003d ago
Or like Uncharted 2 did, add 50 days.
solidt12  +   1003d ago
It would be dope if you could switch from 3rd person and 1st person in multi-player.
ZodTheRipper  +   1003d ago
Crazyglues  +   1003d 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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GribbleGrunger  +   1003d 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.
NukaCola  +   1003d 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!!!!
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GribbleGrunger  +   1003d 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.
ZoyosJD  +   1003d 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.
fourOeightshark  +   1003d ago
I hope they have a game mode like the hunger games.
dasbeer88  +   1003d ago
But my question is this: Will this multiplayer be dynamic?
Tonester925  +   1003d ago
3-4-5  +   1003d 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.
GribbleGrunger  +   1003d ago
That is quite a grandiose claim! This is ND though ... Do they deliver? They've never let me down yet.
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Prcko  +   1003d ago
They always deliver :)
no worries
Walker  +   1003d ago
Except Uncharted 3 !
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grailly  +   1003d 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.
Salooh  +   1003d 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...
FamilyGuy  +   1003d 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.
DigitalRaptor  +   1003d 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.
andibandit  +   1003d 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
DigitalRaptor  +   1003d 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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first1NFANTRY  +   1003d ago
My body is ready to CONCEIVE this greatness.
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Septic  +   1003d ago
Lol wtf? That doesn't make any sense.
Snookies12  +   1003d ago
He wants to have a baby with the greatness?
ltachiUchiha  +   1003d 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.
stage88  +   1003d ago
Aw yeaaaaah
Blastoise  +   1003d ago
GOTY coming through, out of the way Bioshock!
Hands Up For Games  +   1003d ago
*GTA V just sits in the background chuckling to itself*
Blastoise  +   1003d ago
GOTY coming through, out of the way GTAV!

Nah seriously though I think The Last of us & GTA V will be the biggest hitters this year
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abzdine  +   1003d ago
@Blastoise: are you serious? what about Beyond and GT6?

This is without talking about PS4 and inFamous or Killzone, or Vita with Tearaway and Killzone!
Hands Up For Games  +   1003d ago
People are really thinking that GTA V won't sweep the boards when the awards come out at the end of the year are off their nut. AFF YER NUT!

Looking forward to all of the PS3 exclusives: GT6, Last of Us & Beyond but come on, COME ON this is GTA baby. Its the biggest game in gaming and from the previews what they are doing with this game is something more than special. MOAR THAN!

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famoussasjohn  +   1003d ago
abzdine - "what about GT6?"

I highly doubt a racing simulator would win GOTY, let alone get an nomination.
Rainstorm81  +   1003d ago
Two games that I'm most excited for this year... GTAV & TLOU......and as great as I think TLOU will be, GTAV looks like it will be on another level being open world and the amount of content. THE WORLD IS 3.5 TIMES THE SIZE OF RED DEAD REDEMPTION!!!!!!! Come on!

As much as I'm loving how TLOU is GOTY prediction would be for well
SmokingMonkey  +   1003d ago
Gta5 looks great, no doubt.

But seriously, TLOU looks 10 times better.

I wasn't too impressed with GTA4, sure it was a great game but I haven't been wowed by a GTA game since Vice City.

The most recent game that made me go, 'WOW' is/was TLOU.

GTA5= goty from spike TV
TLOU= goty from everyone else.
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-MD-  +   1003d ago
Game shouldn't even have multiplayer.
xamtheking  +   1003d ago
I think the multiplayer will be awesome but the game doesn't need multiplayer
nix  +   1003d ago
i would hate it if reviewers downgrade the game if the multiplayer is poor even if the single player is amazing.
MasterCornholio  +   1003d ago

If the single player is excellent then why can't this game have some sort of multiplayer?

More bang for your buck and if the content is good then why complain?

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InTheLab  +   1003d ago
Why? It's not like this is the second game in the franchise and people have a reason to be pissed like Bioshock 2 or Dead Space.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1003d ago
uncharted 2 was the 2nd game in the series and it added multiplayer and it turned out great. Great devs make great choices and implement them right. ND is a great dev so i trust whatever choices they decide to make.
Sideras  +   1003d ago
I'd agree if it was simple TDM,DM,CTF etc. But if they are this confident I'm guessing it's something else.
MP is all well and good so long as it's adding something to the experience without cheapening the SP portion.
SmokingMonkey  +   1003d ago
It's a new IP, why shouldn't it have MP?
Blaze929  +   1003d ago
amazing article. enjoyed reading.
FamilyGuy  +   1003d ago
o.O Article? It was just a tweet
nix  +   1003d ago
yeah... it was an amazing article made of few twitter words.
GribbleGrunger  +   1003d ago
When a statement is so far removed from what it's drawing on, you can usually count on it being sarcasm. I thought it was funny myself. :)
Rask  +   1003d ago
I already pre-ordered my copy, can't wait for The Last of Us!
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aiBreeze  +   1003d ago
F*** mp, the sp alone is making me yell SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.. anything else is just a bonus.
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TrevorPhillips  +   1003d ago
Cannot wait for this game! :D
WeAreLegion  +   1003d ago
I swear...if Jesus comes back before I get to play it, I'll complain.
hardcorehippiez  +   1003d ago
he might want to play it lol
SmokingMonkey  +   1003d ago
LOL at Jesus coming back.

No more talk of the world ending till 2036 and Apophis.

We passed 1999-2000.

We passed 2012.

We passed Rapture talks as well.

Can we all just give up on religion now...please.

Oh yeah and The Last of Us will be the best game ever.
TrevorPhillips  +   1003d ago
Does anyone know if this game supports 2 player co-op?
Minato-Namikaze  +   1003d ago
No word yet, I'm hoping for co-op of some sort
Bathyj  +   1003d ago
I figured by Naughty dogs silence on the mp that it was either going to be totally underwhelming or revolutionary.

I don't think nd have ever done anything totally underwhelming.
Irishguy95  +   1003d ago
Haven't done anything revolutionary either
Bathyj  +   1003d ago
Feel better now? Got that out of your system.
Septic  +   1003d ago
Well he's right Bathyj- revolutionary is a strong word.

But with TLOU and its multiplayer, judging by how confident ND are, we might just see that 'revolution'.
WeAreLegion  +   1003d ago
Crash Bandicoot and Jak 3 weren't revolutionary?

Do you even like video games?
smashcrashbash  +   1003d ago
Cash wasn't revolutionary? Wow, you must really be a hater? What did ND ever do to you? Strange how it is always the one bubble people trying hard to say clever things only to trip over themselves.
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Imalwaysright  +   1003d ago
Crash was revolutionary? Please do tell which feature did Crash had, that no other game had before. Also I would like to know what Jak did that was oh so revolutionary.

I swear to God. Most of the N4g users are kids that started gaming this gen and know nothing of this industry history.
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Rainstorm81  +   1003d ago
@ always right

Crash Bandicoot is from PS1 era surely you don't think someone who started gaming this gen would be talking about Crash.
Imalwaysright  +   1003d ago
@ Rain Oh then please do tell how are jak and Crash revolutionary games or ANY game made by ND for that matter.

It wiil be funny to see PS fanboys trying to pull the wool over my eyes. Just don't you kids forget that we're using the internetz and it will be oh so easy to prove what I already know: ND has NEVER made a revolutionary game.
Bathyj  +   1003d ago
Ok, revolutionary might be strong word. I just choose to be enthusiastic rather then jaded. This place needs a bit of that.
Fishy Fingers  +   1003d ago
Can't wait to see what they've come up with.

Regardless, if I wanted to read twitter quotes I'd open twitter directly.
Sandmano  +   1003d ago
Well this guy knows how to hype people up!
fermcr  +   1003d ago
Not interested in the multiplayer. For this game i only want the single player.
r21  +   1003d ago
And here....we...go!

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WeAreLegion  +   1003d ago
Well, we don't need the picture. We got it. Honestly, I wish you had just posted a picture of Shrek. I would have laughed like crazy.
r21  +   1003d ago
I just wish I knew exactly how to put gifs on this site, still havent a clue.
sly-Famous  +   1003d ago
This is what I love about ND, they can build a MP with out sacrifising the SP.
Rainstorm81  +   1003d ago
I'm sorry U3 felt like me at least.

The SP didnt grab me nearly as much as U2 or U1, even the paranormal aspect was a let down IMO, dream creatures really?, U1-2 did it much better.

Perhaps they lost focus trying to make the MP the go to game on PS3 , if they put the classic mode on there at launch it would've been
sly-Famous  +   1002d ago
Well, every one has their opinion. For me U3 was right up there with U2 with a better MP experience, that being said, I dont care much for MP as long as the SP is gripping.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1003d ago
This game will probably ruin my summer lol but I think it will be worth it!! Give me this game now!!!!!!!
MilkMan  +   1003d ago
Didn't want MP in this title. Or ANY SP game for that matter.
shadow2797  +   1003d ago
Quick question, how do you know if a game is a SP game or a MP game? Was Halo: CE a SP game or a MP game?

This is a serious question. If the multiplayer ends up being better than the single player, are you going to be mad that they tacked on the single player?

I can't believe people can't see the multiplayer possibilities with this game. It's not going to be your typical Team Deathmatch.

But still, if you don't like the multiplayer, don't play it. Some of us are excited for it.
lpking2005  +   1003d ago
I really hope so! Im finally getting tired of Battlefield 3 and need something to last until PS4 ideally.
fsfsxii  +   1003d ago
The best?? I'm sorry, but nothing, i mean NOTHING can beat MGO in the online aspect.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   1003d ago
Mgo2 was amazing,but it's gone :\
TheOneEyedHound  +   1002d ago
I agree, if people knew how great it was.

people that say it wasn't special they didn't play it right.

They didn't know about GPA,Survival,Tournament,The way the clan system worked(the legit ones,it was like being in the milatary), the way people rememberd you, for god sakes you were like a movie star if you were legit.

The best thing was that not anybody could be good, it took serious skill and dedication, and you could prove it with a bunch of spectators who would spreed the word growing your fame.
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febreeze1  +   1002d ago
so true! I still remember the day I raped a lvl 16 foxhound team in tsne during survival. 6 vs 1 lol. They had mics and some of them sounded like they wanted to cry. Can't wait for ps4's share button and a new mgo.
HarvesterOSarow  +   1003d ago
I have a hunch that something regarding this multiplayer component will be asymmetrical. That has to be the reason ND is so excited about it, because if it was just a deathmatch style, it wouldn't be revolutionary.

Like Demons/Dark Souls, when you flip MP on its head, it becomes fun again.
o-Sunny-o  +   1003d ago
I hope it won't be the Last of Them because I want sequel. I really want to play as grown Ellie next game and Joel can become Sully(jk). ^~^ Anyways next month will be amazing!
Kietz  +   1003d ago
Not to toot my own horn or anything.
Really, I don't support the arrogance in his words. Interested in the game but, please, go back to your computer.
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QuickdrawMcgraw  +   1003d ago
I thought ND delivered in UC1 AND 2.Not so much in 3.Can I only pay half price if I don't play multi-player.
Y_5150  +   1003d ago
Yeah they so delivered a great multiplayer experience in UC1. /s
My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1003d ago
lol no. This multiplayer will end up being even worse than Uncharted 3's multiplayer.

The game itself already looks bad in just single player. I mean Naughty Dog couldn't come up with any good character designs (or gameplay for that matter). I just hope this new IP flops so they can go on to make a better new IP. Uncharted was great for a new IP but I can't believe they wasted time with this garbage.

I know Naughty Dog has two teams now so the team that made this must've been a new one with no experience because this game doesn't scream Naughty Dog quality like their other games. I'm sure Jak 4 was likely canceled pre-development for this casual zombie inspired garbage. I just hope their future Uncharted games don't suck.
Killustrious  +   1003d ago
you're probably the worst troll ever.
Prcko  +   1003d ago
matrixman92  +   1003d ago
didnt they also say UC3's multiplyer was leaps and bounds greater than 2's? 3's multiplayer was garbage
Imalwaysright  +   1003d ago
Well imo the 1st beta for Uncharted 3 was better than Uncharted 2 multiplayer but they ruined it in the final build.
violents  +   1003d ago
I would like to see a MP that isn't a FPS/TPS type of scenario. I would like to see a surviver type mode where its a big sandbox style map with different human groups that would be the players random creatures and zombies walking around that everyone has to deal with and then objectives on top of it, like who can get the water truck back to camp or food boxes or something of that nature. you could band together with other clans or everyone for themselves. More realistic situations with the context of the game, rather than my team against yours, you know.
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