Naughty Dog announces The Last of Us multiplayer game will be delayed, confirms working on a single-player game

A new solo game in preparation at the studio

Nobody expected it, but Naughty Dog took the floor today to provide an update on the multiplayer project The Last of Us. Even if the development is going well, the studio explains that it will need more time before releasing :

We know many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear more about our multiplayer game The Last of Us. We’re incredibly proud of the work our studio has done so far, but as development continues continues, we realized that what’s best for the game is to give it more time.

Our team will continue to work on the project, as well as our other games in development, including a brand new single-player experience; we look forward to sharing more soon.

We are grateful to our fantastic community for your support, thank you for your passion for our games, it continues to motivate us. »

Please note that this is not necessarily a single-player game in the universe of The Last of Us. The studio may well go on a new license or another series, but that is still too early to confirm. We rather feel that Naughty Dog wanted to reassure fans of the studio who are not attracted to multiplayer games.

In any case, we understand that the service game The Last of Us a priori should not be present at the Summer Game Fest. The wait may therefore be a bit long.