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TLOU’s standalone multiplayer game detailed

Ever since Naughty Dog announced that they were spinning The Last of Us Part II’s originally-planned multiplayer mode into a standalone experience, fans have been eagerly awaiting for more news on the game. Finally, the studio has started to speak on the game, offering the first details while also claiming it to be “an extremely ambitious undertaking.”

Discussing the game on the PlayStation Blog – alongside the announcement of a Remake for The Last of Us Part 1 – Rochelle Snyder, the Senior Manager of Communications at Naughty Dog, said:

“It’s no secret that many of you are not only drawn to The Last of Us’ stories but also the game’s original Factions multiplayer. Since The Last of Us Factions’ release almost a decade ago, dedicated players have been vocal about an expansion upon that offering.”

With that, they offered the first real details on this game, saying “we can finally announce that we’re creating something much larger than a mode. We’re thrilled to share a piece of concept art from our upcoming multiplayer experience, which is an extremely ambitious undertaking.”

It seems this game is still quite far away, as Snyder confirmed that “We’re growing our studio significantly to ensure we build this full-scale, standalone game, with its massive scope and immense world, in a way that fans have come to expect from The Last of Us and Naughty Dog.”

Giving us a slight insight into the game’s release window, they concluded by stating that “We aim to make our newest entry into multiplayer inviting to new players while still a thrilling challenge for more of our seasoned fans. There will be more news to come next year, and we cannot wait to introduce you to the team behind this new experience!”

The Last of Us Factions was a highly fun and engaging multiplayer experience. While it is somewhat disappointing to see that we will not be getting its successor until at least 2023, the announcement of a remake for Part 1 should be more than enough to tide fans over – and Naughty Dog have earned the right to take their time with their games. Hopefully it surpasses expectations.

KitGuru says: Are you excited for the multiplayer title? What do you think of the concept art? Did you play the original Factions multiplayer mode? Let us know down below.

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