Naughty Dog Comments on The Last of Us Multiplayer Doubts

Those fans who doubt The Last of Us multiplayer, here's why you should have faith in Naughty Dog.

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Akuma-3335d ago

i hope there is a multiplayer portion of this game. its naughty dog so i believe theyll only deliver a quality product all around

MariaHelFutura3335d ago

The only MP I would want is co-op.

b163o13335d ago (Edited 3335d ago )

Agreed MP is getting Ridiculous, you'll find it on EVERY GAME on there now days. SingleP is all I want. Co-op, would be the only way they could do it IMO...

Jinkies3335d ago

They should of just thrown in a few online co-op missions online to see if it works for a sequel.

Gazondaily3335d ago


Anything else would really be tacked on in my opinion. It just reeks of Mass Effect 3 and its MP- satisfactory at best.

ND haven't really reassured us in any of their responses that the MP portion of the game is necessary. They've been on the defensive stating that separate teams are working on the single palyer and MP portions of the game but haven't gone on to say anything that reinforces confidence in the MP.

Still, I'll wait and see. From whatever little we have seen of the Single Player, nothing suggests that any shortcuts have been taken.

Crazyglues3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

@ MariaHelFutura

Co-op on this would be so sick.. I mean there is a ton of ways to do it, but this games screams for an epic Co-op..

Man they could really do something amazing here.. I hope the multi-player is really good and not just thrown on as an afterthought..


Riderz13373334d ago

To ruin the survival aspect of the game? Like what's happening with Dead Space 3? Oh yea I would like that. /s

ABizzel13334d ago

"Multiplayer? Are you kidding me…this is a joke. I am seriously considering not buying this now. I absolutely hate tacked-on mp garbage especially in such a SP orientated game like this."

My response as Naughty Dog: Then [email protected] don't play it. It's not like we're making you play the multiplayer to unlock the single player campaign. These new gen gamers. UGH!

guitarded773334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

Perfect game for co-op, but Naughty Dog has proven they can make compelling competitive multi-player without harming the single player campaign with Uncharted. But I won't be buying this game for the MP, I'm buying it for the SP.

jut4203334d ago

I was actually thinking about this earlier today. I was thinking a Day-Z type MP could be pretty cool with infected AI and people can choose to play co-op or competitively. Also, you should have to start over with nothing when you die, maybe a knife.

ABizzel13334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

THe best form of multiplayer I can see is having survivors as scavengers, and fighting against one another for supplies, but at the same time have infected running around, keeping everyone on their toes at all times.

Up to 8 survivors (free for all, 4 v 4, or 2 v 2 v 2 v 2), with random hordes of infected roaming the map.

Not only will it work as competitive multiplayer, it would also work as co-op (but 4 players instead of 8), and more story focused than multiplayer like they do with Uncharted.

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Thatguy-3103334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

Think they will pull it off just like they did with Uncharted 2. Remember this is the team that handled Uncharted 2 and not Uncharted 3 which really gives me no doubt that they'll deliver. Reading the article I honestly don't see how ND has the patients to address the people that are trying to change their vision. I would have easily just stated them to go screw themselves. They have Uncharted 2 as an example. The campaign is one of the best this Gen and the quality wasn't downgraded because of the multiplayer. Even the multiplayer was fun to play. Uncharted 3 though is a different story. But the master minds of Uncharted 2 are the ones behind TLoU so I'm not really worried.

DazeLokrotan3334d ago

wait, UC2 and UC3 had different people working on it? if this is the case then indeed, TLOU's SP will not be affected by the MP.

Thatguy-3103334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

Well it's the same team but a while back Naughty dog said that after Uncharted 2 the studio split into two where one would work on Uncharted 3 and the other one will get started in The Last of Us. The creative minds behind Uncharted 2 were the ones that started on the last of us.


Sevir3334d ago

step child! Seriously it needs to stop! the dna, story telling and writing of the Uncharted franchise is shared by all members of the 2 teams. If Their "B" team crafted U3 and that game topped all the great moments in Uncharted 2 i fail to see why people keep referencing uncharted 3 like its crap. LOl

Its a Naughty Dog Game and quite frankly I could care less which team is handling the last of us, Its all the same people from across the 3 games because i'm sure there were people on from 2 that worked on 3. None the less I never touched the multiplayer portion of any of the last 2 Uncharted games on PS3 and i likely wont pay any kind of attention to the multiplayer for The Last of Us!

They are kings of their craft, if you enjoyed any of the Uncharted on PS3, then you'll know why you are excited about TLOU, not just because Uncharted 2 was spectacular but because the franchise and the talent behind the game is virtually The best in this Industry

joab7773334d ago

I agree. Just replayed U3. Its unbelievable, especially compared to recent games. The co op is brilliant and the multiplayer is really good too. They didnt slack all. Maybe they didnt push forward with the sp as much...but maybe the tech isnt there yet. I thought the mp was very well done. Its just so hard to crack the mp market...almost impossible.

Awesome_Gamer3334d ago

"TLOU has been in preproduction and production for quite some time – the SP portion of the game hasn’t been skimped out on in any way."

Thank God. I don't give a crap about the multiplayer, I'm happy to hear the SP wasn't effected, good.

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Jinkies3335d ago (Edited 3335d ago )

People might of been skeptical of Uncharted 2s but multiplayer fitted that type of game, The Last of Us however dosent look like the sort to have it.

Im glad for once people are speaking out about this instead of saying nothing. No offense to ND but like any other developer of course theyll defend the multiplayer decision

In my opinion they went overboard on Uncharted 3s multiplayer, too big and cod like and they could of spent time on the lack of character development in the single player. Uncharted 2 was good because it was small, fun and simple

redDevil873334d ago

They spoke about it in June, not many people knew about it though.


I don't think they'll COD-ify it. They're trying to make something different, something people aren't used to.

Also for people, there is no co-op for the main campaign.

Ducky3334d ago

Yet the pre-order includes experience points, an attack booster, and in-game currency.
Not exactly the most reassuring thing to see.

BrianC62343334d ago

If you don't want multiplayer don't play it. I don't play it on the Uncharted games. I don't see why it's a big deal if they include it though. They aren't skimping on the single player part of the game to make it. And multiplayer doesn't make the game cost more.

isarai3334d ago

yes they are actually, in the case of U2 they did state that they waited till the SP was essentially done till they even started on the MP. but in U3 you could clearly see that wasn't the case anymore with both MP and SP experiences feeling rather unfinished/undeveloped especially when compared to the previous 2. to make MP the team needs to split up, as do efforts, so when MP is included there isn't as many minds at work on SP making it very likely to suffer. MP isn't just something you "do" it takes just as much work, time, effort, manpower, budget, and even more maintenance as SP

Jinkies3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

"They aren't skimping on the single player part of the game to make it."

Yeah and look what happened with Uncharted 3...

Don't use the whole "Don't play it" excuse because at the end of the day it's still there.

The game dosen't need it, end of

It worked in Uncharted 2 because the game was finished, they thought what the hell lets try it, they threw it in there and it was amazing. Uncharted 3 however shows you what happens despite having other teams working on it, you do realise your spilting the single player team to work on multiplayer so it's still effecting the single player in the end.

I love ND but sometimes with your favorite developer you got to stop, think and say "What the fudge".

Honestly I would love it if for Uncharted 4 they just thew Uncharted 2s multiplayer in there, tweak the broken stuff thanks to the 1.5 update and then add the customization features. Oh and instead of weapon mods replace it with weapon customization so you can change the look but not the stats. Then everything will be balanced and fun again

@Riderz1337 Below

Mate don't just think because it's ND nothing can go wrong. If you told your past self that Capcom were going to go bad, Square Enix or Bioware you would of been slapped by your past self. If you don't keep a clear mind and let the companies rep get in the way of right/wrong decisions then they'll think they can do anything they want.

Oh and as I said above it DID effect Uncharted 3s multiplayer.

Sevir3334d ago

Uncharted: Drake fortune never had any multiplayer at all and it scored the lowest for its campaign and over all package. Yet and still Somehow you use U3 as if it was some terrible unfinished unpolished slop that ND served its fans hot off the heels of U2 success! sorry to break it to you but that isn't the case. The multiplayer code was well established after they wrapped up things on uncharted 2 so it was necessary for them to have a team work on building it up from the onstart of development of 3 verses started the process after the story was complete, and to be quite honest Uncharted 3's story was just as strong as Uncharted 2 and in some areas even more convincing and complete than U2 ever could be! You just arent making any sense

and for the record, You DO have the option to you know, NOT play the Multiplayer portion of the game, because guess what, of the 5+ million that purchased uncharted 2/3 only 16-17k people played the multiplayer portion of it, and thats largely because the uncharted community views this series as a single player game with great story and gripping characters, ND isn't forcing you to play the MP to unlock the SP campaign. So drop the crying and just relax, This is Naughty Dog, and this Gen, they haven't released a disappointing product in any way!

Thatguy-3103334d ago

I honestly do see the last of us with multiplayer. Yea nothing like the common one with team death match and all that but I truly see more of a survival aspect to it. It's important to know that both games were handled by different parts of the team. When Uncharted 2 the main people behind it started to work on TLoU and the others on Uncharted 3. Ignore uncharted 3 and just look at how good the multiplayer and the story turned out well in Among Thieves.

Riderz13373334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

You played the multiplayer? How was it? -.-, last I checked the multiplayer didn't effect the single player component of the game for Uncharted 2 or 3.
Uncharted 2 - 96 meta
Uncharted 3 - 92
Uncharted 1 was the lowest scoring of the 3 and the only one that didn't have multiplayer. This is Naughty Dog people come on.

th3n00bg4m3r3334d ago

But, they can make the multi-player unique. For example; Let's say it is Free-for-all. You start off with low ammo. There is no health regeneration. You have to scavenge ammo and health supplies, they should be located in certain places. After you kill an enemy, you get to search the enemy and take all the ammo and health supplies he got. And, as we saw in the E3 demo, you should be able to create creative weapons by sacrificing what you have; like if you have a bottle and a bandage, you can turn them into a molotov cocktail, or use the bandage as a health supply and the bottle to destruct an enemy. The infected should come at you in the middle of the match, to make it much more intense. And there should be a cut-scene each time you start off a match and end a match to make it cinematic.

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JohnApocalypse3334d ago

I don't have problem wit this since this is a New-IP, not a sequel to a singleplayer game that added multiplayer (Dead Space 2)

MattyG3334d ago

I just hope the multiplayer is unique. Like maybe you spawn with only a few bullets and it's more about scavenging than just straight up destroying people. Big wide open maps with an emphasis on survival would be awesome.

sandman2243334d ago

I'm sorry but multiplayer is a must for most games. I would love to play a multiplayer version of TLOU. All they need to do Is slow down the controls and make it easier for noobs to get kills and it will do extremely well. And if you don't agree with me feel free to argue your point. Because I will give you a piece of my mind.

Riderz13373334d ago

"...make it easier for noobs to get kills..."

MattyG3334d ago

Why would you say they should slow down the controls? Have you played it? And why should they make it easier for "noobs"? I feel like you're either being sarcastic, trolling, or both...

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