Naughty Canine has shared some good and unhealthy information. The nice: the developer is engaged on a brand new single-player recreation. The unhealthy: The Final of Us multiplayer mission received’t be launched any time quickly.
Revealing the joint information on Twitter, the video games developer said: “We’re extremely happy with the job our studio has finished to date, however as improvement has continued, we’ve realized what’s finest for the sport is to present it extra time. Our group will proceed to work on the mission, in addition to our different video games in improvement, together with a model new single-player expertise; we stay up for sharing extra quickly.”
It’s not clear whether the “brand new single-player experience” is part of The Last of Us series. Naughty Dog did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.
Fans of Last of Us reacted to news of the delay with words of support. One fan tweeted, “I don’t thoughts the wait, actually admire the transparency right here”, whereas one other said: “Naughty Canine, simply pure love. I really like you with all the pieces I’ve obtained in my coronary heart and I imply it. Your video games, all the pieces you deliver US to the desk is so distinctive and also you create historical past within the making. I respect you guys a lot and can by no means change so long as you retain your guarantees.”
The delay is probably going linked to information, reported by Bloomberg, that the group engaged on the multiplayer Final of Us recreation was scaled again as the sport’s creators “reassess its high quality and long-term viability” and Naughty Canine “reevaluates the course” of the multiplayer title.
Because the launch of the primary Final of Us online game in 2013, varied releases have offered greater than 37 million items, based on Sony.
The multiplayer title has been within the works by Naughty Canine for at the least 4 years and commenced improvement as a complementary mode to the single-player Final of Us: Half II, launched in 2020 earlier than creators determined to make it into its personal recreation.