Naughty Dog is one of the many PlayStation studios working to produce 10 live service games for Sony by 2026. The studio is leveraging its popular IP, The Last of Us, for a multiplayer-focused entry.
However, the development of The Last of Us Multiplayer has been far from smooth, with reliable leakers stating that Naughty Dog put the project on hold after it faced layoffs recently.
This led to concerns from fans, but the game’s director has recently confirmed that the project is not dead.
Why it matters: This announcement has relieved many fans who were concerned about the future of this project and years of lost progress for the studio.
I did it! Wow that was hard, easily 300+ Marios dead in the process.
And so this tweet can live on in peace… yes, I’m still working on that game. pic.twitter.com/a5Avx9Xl8H
— Vinit Agarwal (@vinixkun) November 4, 2023
The revelation came through a tweet from director Vinit Agarwal, saying that The Last of Us Multiplayer is still in the works.
Previously, a report suggested that the game had been canceled after multiple layoffs and a lack of clear direction. However, this tweet has cleared all the misconceptions, putting any doubts to rest.
It is reported that Bungie asked Naughty Dog to consider a new direction for the game. This has likely resulted in a major delay, but the studio is still focused on delivering an immersive multiplayer experience in the threatening universe of The Last of Us.
Unfortunately, Bungie appears to be going through a tough period of its own, struggling to retain talent amid the poor reception of recent Destiny 2 content. Nonetheless, it is good to see that this project is still alive since the studio has already spent so many years on it.
The developer appears committed to delivering a multiplayer experience that lives up to Naughty Dog’s legacy. According to previous information, this game may include 40-player matches, providing a glimpse at the team’s ambitions for this release.
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