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Crane Your Neck for a Look at The Last of Us' First Multiplayer Expansion

Posted by Sammy Barker

Are you having a giraffe?

As promised, the first of The Last of Us’ long-awaited expansion packs will step out of the shadows on 15th October in North America and 16th October in Europe. The add-on – dubbed the Abandoned Territories pack – will include four brand new multiplayer maps, each set in decayed areas of the title’s post-apocalyptic world.

You’ll be able to fight against fellow factions in a dynamic sandstorm on the Suburbs map, conquer a giraffe inhabited urban environment in the Bus Depot map, and stalk a twilight region in the Hometown map. Lastly, the Bookstore boasts a “stacked, bi-level layout adding a highly unique dose of vertical gameplay”.

Of course, the aforementioned maps represent just one third of the survival horror’s Season Pass. While a further multiplayer expansion is planned for next year, developer Naughty Dog has confirmed that more single player content is on the way. The studio’s just concluded a long casting process for a new character, and is set to start its performance capture shoot next week, with a December to January release in mind.

In order to make up for the wait, the company’s adding a couple of bonus items to the Season Pass. Those that own the DLC subscription will unlock access to sixty different head items, ranging from a Nightmare Mask to a Pigskin Hat. If you haven’t already purchased the post-release pledge, it can be bought for $19.99/€19.99.


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User Comments (7)



Splat said:

@get2sammyb - It's crazy to me that they just got down casting and haven't even started the capture shoot yet...



Scollurio said:

Yeah my thoughts, at least no one can yell "cashmaking with content already done" - but I don't like the "all new character" part I was hoping for something related to Joel and Tess or something...



RaymanFan2 said:

Yeah, the SP content was supposed to come first...

Oh well, I suppose I'd prefer quality over speed when it comes to all things TLoU, anyway.



BlueProxy said:

With games like this, it really is all bout the SP, the world, the characters, their back stories, relationships, fighting to survive... I do get that its a much bigger investment to make SP though. But the MP is good, and at least one more installment of SP is coming.

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