Naughty Dog Has 'More Than One' Ambitious PS5 Single Player Game on the Way 1

Alongside confirmation that it’s cancelled its hotly anticipated The Last of Us Multiplayer project, Naughty Dog sought to reassure fans by confirming it has “more than one” ambitious single player titles in the works. The studio admitted that, had it followed through its live service plans, it would have had to ditch the type of titles it’s known for – and ultimately, it wasn’t prepared to do that.

Instead of its online universe, then, it has multiple solo adventures in the works. “The learnings and investments in technology from [The Last of Us Multiplayer] will carry into how we develop our projects and will be invaluable in the direction we are headed as a studio,” a spokesperson for the studio said. “We have more than one ambitious, brand new single player game that we're working on here at Naughty Dog, and we cannot wait to share more about what comes next when we’re ready.”

It’s safe to assume that one of these titles will be a third entry in the enormously lucrative The Last of Us franchise, but we imagine it’s got something original cooking as well. Unfortunately, despite releasing The Last of Us: Part I and wrapping up The Last of Us: Part II Remastered, we’re yet to see anything new from Naughty Dog this generation. Considering it’s been three years since the PS5 launched, that’s disappointing no matter how you slice it.