Neil Druckmann Teases The Last Of Us Multiplayer Mode In 2023

Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann has confirmed that a standalone The Last Of Us multiplayer title will be coming sometime next year in an update at the Summer Game Fest. Speaking to host Geoff Keighley, Druckmann lifted the curtain on the new standalone multiplayer game with concept art during their spot. 

Over the last two years, Druckmann explained how the multiplayer mode had “evolved due to the team’s ambition, they really wanted to do something beyond what we’ve ever done before at Naughty Dog, and we felt the way to do it justice was to make it a standalone title.”

The multiplayer title will be headed by Antony Newman, Joe Pettinati, and Vinit Agarwal, with Druckmann describing it as “big as any of our single-player games.” The Co-President added that the multiplayer mode would include a “brand new cast of characters that takes place in another place in another part of the United States.”

Druckmann stressed during the show that Naughty Dog was “not quite ready to fully unveil it, but we’re ready to lift the curtain a little bit and just give you an update of where we’re at.” He adds that we would see “a lot more of this game come next year.” 

“We still hear from fans, they’re still sending us letters, and art and these characters and this journey and this world means so much to them, and it’s just been kind of amazing,” Druckmann said about the fans. “That kind of support, that kind of success, we’re so grateful to our fans, has allowed to grow as a studio, and now we can take on multiple projects, more than we’ve ever had at the same time.” 

Naughty Dog’s last update on the multiplayer mode came last September, as reported by GameLuster. The studio confirmed that they “were working on it”, adding that they loved “what the team is developing and want to give them time to build out their ambitious project, we’ll reveal more when it’s ready!”

For all future updates on The Last of Us and more, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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