Developer Naughty Dog has shared a message regarding the lack of multiplayer in The Last of Us Part II.
The game won’t have multiplayer when it launches next year, however they’re still planning on adding multiplayer in some capacity, later.
Here’s the full message:
We wanted to address multiplayer in The Last of Us Part II. As we’ve stated, the single-player campaign is far and away the most ambitious project Naughty Dog has ever undertaken. Likewise, as development began on the evolution of our Factions mode from The Last of Us Part I, the vision of the team grew beyond an additional mode that could be included with our enormous single-player campaign. Wanting to support both visions, we made the difficult choice that The Last of Us Part II would not include an online mode.
However, you will eventually experience the fruits of our team’s online ambition, but not as part of The Last of Us Part II. When and where it will be realized is still to be determined. But rest assured, we are as community and are excited to share more when it’s ready. big a fan of Factions as the rest of our community and are excited to share more when it’s ready.
The Last of Us Part II is launching for PlayStation 4 on February 21st, 2020.