Don’t anticipate a Left Behind-style story growth for The Last of Us: Part 2.
Speaking with Kinda Funny, creative director Neil Druckmann stated Naughty Dog had “no strategies for DLC”.
It is, possibly, a little surprising to hear thinking about the positive reception Left Behind received as a follow-up to the initial The Last of Us.
But it’s also, perhaps, an indication Naughty Dog’s attention is already in other places. Last September, the studio revealed that The Last of United States: Part 2 would introduce without a new Factions multiplayer mode as work on one had grown “beyond an additional mode that could be included with our massive single-player campaign”.
The idea? That the follow-up to The Last of Us’ multiplayer offering will now show up as a different release.
“You will eventually experience the fruits of our group’s online aspiration,” Naughty Dog said at the time, “but not as part of The Last of United States 2. When and where it will be understood is still to be identified. But rest guaranteed, we are as huge a fan of Factions as the rest of our community and are thrilled to share more when it’s ready.”
When asked the status of this multiplayer project now, Druckmann stayed tight-lipped.
“I remember when we utilized to make multiplayer games,” he joked, before miming a mouth-zipping action.
It’s also, possibly, a sign Naughty Dog’s attention is already in other places.”You will eventually experience the fruits of our group’s online ambition,” Naughty Dog said at the time, “however not as part of The Last of Us 2. When and where it will be understood is still to be determined.