Naughty Canine has shared an replace on its long-in-the-works The Final of Us multiplayer title, saying it has “realised what’s greatest for the sport is to provide it extra time”. It is also teased a brand new “brand-new single-player expertise” at present within the works.
Naughty Canine’s The Final of Us multiplayer challenge was initially deliberate to be a part of The Final of Us Half 2, however the studio introduced it was separating the 2 halves in 2019. Since then, updates on the multiplayer recreation have been sparse, with Naughty Canine popping as much as affirm “we’re engaged on it” in 2021 after which, final 12 months, promising extra can be revealed in 2023.
Naughty Canine’s Neil Druckmann reiterated the studio’s intention to share extra in regards to the recreation “later this 12 months” again in January, however a brand new assertion from the developer suggests its plans for a extra substantial reveal in 2023 could at present be on maintain.
“We all know lots of you will have been trying ahead to listening to extra about our The Final of Us multiplayer recreation,” Naughty Canine wrote in a assertion shared on Twitter. “We’re extremely happy with the job our studio has accomplished up to now, however as growth has continued, we have realised what’s greatest for the sport is to provide it extra time.”
“Our group will proceed to work on the challenge, in addition to our different video games in growth, together with a brand-new single-player expertise; we sit up for sharing extra quickly.”
So far, Naughty Canine has stated little about what it is engaged on away from its Final of Us multiplayer recreation, however followers have speculated some mysterious, fantasy impressed art work discovered on a wall within the studio’s The Final of Us Half 1 would possibly provide clues to its subsequent challenge. Solely time will inform if that is the “single-player expertise” the studio has now confirmed.
As we speak’s assertion from Naughty Canine follows the studio’s conspicuous absence from Sony’s latest PlayStation Showcase. As Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips argued after it aired, a scarcity of massive hitters outdoors of Insomniac’s Spider-Man sequel made for a relatively underwhelming present.