The Last of Us Part 2 may not have launched with the original game's "Factions" multiplayer mode, but it appears the developer is working to bring some kind of multiplayer title to PS5.
As spotted by IGN, a new job listing for an 'Economy Designer (Multiplayer)' was spotted on the Naughty Dog site, with a focus on ensuring "robust longevity".
The successful candidate will "design, implement, and tune game economy and player progression systems", as well as "create avenues for self-expression for our players."
Naughty Dog Job Listing Suggests New Multiplayer Title In The Works
While this could always be an entirely different project, it's likely that this is part of a standalone multiplayer title set in The Last of Us universe.
In 2019, Naughty Dog noted that Factions would not be present, but that players "will eventually experience the fruits of our team's online ambition, but not as part of The Last of Us Part II."
Back in August, leaked gameplay appeared to show footage of a multiplayer mode.
According to a recent 4CHan leak, the game could yet receive single-player DLC, too, as well as a potential Battle Royale mode.
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