The Last of Us Devs Say Multiplayer Isn’t Tacked On

The Last of Us will ship with a multiplayer component, and developer Naughty Dog has assured fans that this mode is not “tacked on.”

An ailment not uncommon to games nowadays, vacuous multiplayer components tend to detract from the game as a whole, but Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer replied to concerned fans with reassuring words. Meyer said:

“We don’t approach MP in any of our games as tacked on. And we also always have separate teams working on the different components so that we can maintain full focus on making SP and MP up to our standards.

“And we have faith that our MP will stand on its own. If we felt like it would be tacked on, we wouldn’t have added it. We want all our game experiences to be of the highest quality and that’s what we work extremely hard to deliver.”

Meyer went on to clarify that development of the multiplayer component did not negatively impact the singleplayer component in any way:

“MP has never taken away resources from the SP game in any of our games, always separate teams, separate resources. The folks working on the single player campaign always have the resources and support to complete that portion of the game to the vision they planned for.

“The SP portion of the game hasn’t been skimped out on in any way.”

Are you looking forward to The Last of Us’ multiplayer?

via Eurogamer

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3 Comments on The Last of Us Devs Say Multiplayer Isn’t Tacked On


On December 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

What @doonerbandit said…


On December 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Absolutely not

I would however love to see it on my PC. I’d rather see Naughty Dog spending money on making this availble to more plateforms that trying a meaningless MP tentative.