Naughty Dog's VP Neil Druckmann, the game director of The Last Of Us Part II, has announced the developers have "no plans" for a DLC to Part II. The announcement was made during a Kinda Funny Games spoiler cast for The Last Of Us Part II.
Greg Miller hosted the podcast and was joined by Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker, (Joel), and Ashley Johnson (Ellie). It's a lengthy interview, lasting close to two hours long. The announcement is made around 1 hour, 51 minutes, and viewer discretion is advised for anyone who has yet to play Part II.
Big spoilers ahead.
Greg puts a question to the three of them, asking if there are any plans for a DLC in the future. Neil Druckmann responded that despite what they'd done previously for the first game, there were "no plans for DLC."
According to fans, as Greg later points out, many asked to remind Neil to make a faction multiplayer. In response, Neil said: "I remember when we used to make multiplayer games."
Greg attempted to lean on Neil for more answers, suggesting somebody within Naughty Dog might be working on the multiplayer mode, only for Neil to mime a lip-zipping action.
Although The Last Of Us Part II will not receive a DLC, it doesn't mean that Naughty Dog is moving away from the title altogether. It's not out of the question, therefore, that a multiplayer mode may surface in the future.
In September 2019, Naughty Dog addressed the state of a multiplayer mode via Twitter. In a statement, as seen below, it reads that players will "eventually experience the fruits of our team's online ambition, but not as part of The Last Of Us Part II."
An update regarding multiplayer: pic.twitter.com/CUd98LgJGC
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) September 27, 2019
They added: "When and where it will be realized is still to be determined."
Naughty Dog cited that they were "as big a fan as Factions as the rest of our community and are excited to share more when it's ready."