The Last of Us 2: Is Multiplayer Mode Returning?
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The Last of Us 2: Is Multiplayer Mode Returning?

Lloyd Coombes
30 April 2020

The Last of Us' multiplayer mode won't be returning in the sequel.

The Last of Us 2 is coming in June, but the original game's 'Factions' multiplayer mode won't be returning.

That has disappointed many fans, but that's not to say there won't be something similar in the future.

In September 2019, lead game designer Emilia Schatz spoke to USgamer and said:

‘We’re focusing on a single-player experience, so we’re just making a single-player game for this’.

That led to some fan outcry, but Naughty Dog has acknowledged that they are "as big a fan of Factions as the rest of our community" in the following statement.

Could we be getting a standalone addition?

Could "the fruits of our team's online ambition" be a potential standalone multiplayer title? We'll surely find out once the game launches, but for the time being, Factions is included in the first game on PS4 and is well worth a play.

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