Contrary to expectations, the last presentation of the PlayStation Showcase remained without news about the multiplayer The Last of Us by Naughty Dog. How found out According to Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, it happened for a reason.
According to Schreier’s sources, at Sony’s request, Bungie, which specializes in gaming services, analyzed the upcoming projects of other internal Sony studios and raised questions about the development of Naughty Dog.
In particular, experts from the Seattle studio expressed doubts that the multiplayer mode “The Last of Us” in its current form can keep players for a long time. As a result of this review, it was decided to send the project for revision.
There is no talk of canceling the multiplayer The Last of Us, but the Naughty Dog initiative is reassessing the quality and feasibility of the project.
As the studio decides the direction of development of multiplayer The Last of Us, its team has been reduced to a few people and many employees are now being transferred to other projects.
In response to the Bloomberg release, the developers took to Twitter to have their say opinionwho reported: “We’re incredibly proud of the studio’s work, but as development progressed we realized it would be better if the game was given more time.”.
In an appeal, Naughty Dog said it would continue to work on The Last of Us multiplayer and confirmed work on a new single-player game. Rumor has it she could be Part III of The Last of Us.