All of the enthusiasm for The Last of Us: Part II is focused squarely on the sequel’s single player campaign, but let’s not forget that the multiplayer in the original – superfluous as it seemed – was bloody good. For many it’s one of the better competitive modes on consoles, and it’s certainly in the conversation – there hasn’t really been anything like it since.
The good news is that it’s coming back. “Factions is coming back,” co-director Anthony Newman told GameSpot. “Multiplayer is coming back. We're not going to talk details yet about what form that takes, but we can confirm there will be multiplayer.”
For many, The Last of Us’ multiplayer rekindled fond memories of the old SOCOM games. You had to scavenge for resources, similarly to the single player campaign – but death was permanent in each round, making every moment matter. It made for a tense experience, and the progression system was also unique, as you attempted to nurture a camp which grew with each round you played.
We’re pretty excited to learn more about this, but we suspect Sony will keep it under wraps until closer to release.
BOOO HISSSSS etc
If there's one thing I want for the multiplayer feature, is the addition of ranked matches.
THANK GOD! That mp was epic and I spent some hours having fun there with my cousin
Booo hissss?! Are you crazy?! The TLOU MP is wonderful! I’ve spent many a sleepless night on it with my friends and other gamers.
@AhmadSumadi He’s joking. Any time a multiplayer game gets announced on this site, people complain about it. 😂
I tried the MP on the first game but never really got into it. I had more fun on Uncharted ‘s MP. But that’s just me. I’m not opposed to them putting factions in for those who like it, just don’t let it delay the game too much, okay Naughty Dog? And definitely don’t let it detract from the SP experience.
It was amazing when playing in a group with mics!!!
I'm not a multiplayer guy, but this mode is really fun and many people liked as well. It's great that will be back.
Thought TLOU's mp was great and I'm not even a PvP person.
I loved the Factions Multiplayer on TLOU! I spent so much time playing that, and raging.
Why not, they can sell hat packs for £20 again.
I never played the multiplayer, was only interested in single player campaign.
Survivors mode was/is my favorite MP mode ever and I mean over every other MP game I’ve played.
The Last of Us' multiplayer was the reason I didn't get the platinum. No online trophies and we're golden.
I still play the mp every chance I get. In fact it's the sole reason I bought the remaster.
This game is the only one that I think battle royale would actually be a natural for for as its essentially what the survival mode was just on a smaller scale.
I hope they don't change too much as its near perfect at it is. Maybe add infected but that's it.
To date one of the best multi player experiences was on the Last of Us
@Savino You'd be surprised. Both The Last of Us and Uncharted's multiplayer modes are pretty good.
I hope the infected are some how invloved this time.
The first game had multiplayer? I've played the game but have no recollection of seeing anything multiplayer in it lol, must be my selective memory operating.
Oh great just what I always wanted
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