Naughty Dog’s highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II will be single-player only.
According to USgamer, Naughty Dog lead game designer Emilia Schatz confirmed that a multiplayer component would not be a part of The Last of Us Part II.
Schatz explained, “We’re focusing on a single-player experience, so we’re just making a single-player game for this.” A Sony representative also clarified that Schatz was correct over email.
At E3 2018, co-directors Kurt Margenau and Anthony Newman confirmed the existence of the multiplayer mode, but priorities seem to have shifted since then.
The first The Last of Us had a multiplayer mode called Factions, where players would pick a side between Fireflies and Hunters and lead a clan of survivors through 12 in-game weeks. Naughty Dog shut down the servers for the PlayStation 3 version of the game earlier this month, while the PlayStation 4 version servers are still running.
Sony revealed the release date of The Last of Us Part II and showed a new trailer during this week’s State of Play.
OnlySP also interviewed Troy Baker about his return as Joel in the game at Supanova Comic Con.
The Last of Us Part II will release on February 21, 2020, exclusively on PlayStation 4.
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