Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckman revealed new details about the long-awaited standalone multiplayer game set in The Last of Us world during today’s Summer Game Fest showcase.
Originally supposed to be a multiplayer mode for The Last of Us Part 2, he explained that the team’s ambition made it evolve into something far beyond that over the last two years. “This game is big,” Druckman said. “It’s as big as any of our single-player games that we’ve done, and in some ways bigger.”
Alongside the concept art above, Druckman confirmed it will have a story of its own, though he also said “the way we’re telling that story is very unique to this game.” It will have “a brand new cast of characters” as well, and while its new location wasn’t confirmed, the image shared looks like it could be set in San Francisco.
A final name and proper gameplay weren’t shown, but Druckman said more details would be coming next year. The last time we heard about the project was late 2021, when Naughty Dog simply confirmed it was still coming.
The Last of Us Part 1, a remake for PS5 and PC, was also leaked and then announced today, with a release set for later this year.