Last night during Summer Game Fest, Naughty Dog director Neil Druckmann took the stage to announce The Last of Us Part I, a remake of the beloved 2013 game. However, Druckmann also used the stage to reveal some new details about the upcoming standalone multiplayer title set in The Last of Us‘ universe, confirming that it will have a story on par with some of the studio’s biggest single-player games.
“This game is big,” Druckmann said during Summer Game Fest. “It’s as big as any of our single-player games that we’ve done, and in some ways bigger.” Druckmann also confirmed that this was originally supposed to be a multiplayer mode for The Last of Us Part II, but it gradually evolved into something bigger over the last two years.
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Naughty Dog also shared the game’s first concept art:
Apart from being a revamped standalone multiplayer experience, Druckmann also stated that it will tell a story that is “very unique” to the game. It will feature a brand new cast of characters as well, with the location seemingly set in San Francisco (as seen by the concept art above).
While a title or gameplay wasn’t revealed yet, Druckmann said that we can expect a look at the game sometime next year.
Meanwhile, Naughty Dog is releasing The Last of Us Part I, a remake built from the ground up for PS5 and PC, on 2 September 2022. The remake will feature enhanced graphics, overhauled lighting, textures and more. Druckmann also quietly confirmed that Naughty Dog were working on a new game that isn’t The Last of Us‘ multiplayer, but stopped short of mentioning what it was – though some suspect that it could be The Last of Us Part III or the next Uncharted.
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Source: Summer Game Fest