When the first The Last of Us game came out in 2013, it had a fun and surprising online multiplayer mode. Well Naughty Dog has officially announced The Last of Us Part II will be a single player exclusive.
Naughty Dog has officially announced via Twitter the reasons why The Last of Us Part II will not have a multiplayer mode. They mainly wanted to focus solely on the epic single player mode.
You can read their official statement on the matter posted down below.
“We wanted to address multiplayer in The Last of Us Part II. As we’ve stated, the single player campaign is far and away the most ambitious project Naughty Dog has ever undertaken. Likewise, as development began the evolution of our Factions mode from The Last of Us Part 1, the vision of the team grew beyond an additional mode that could be included with our enormous single player campaign. Wanting to support both visions, we made the difficult choice that The Last of Us Part II would not include an online mode.
However, you will eventually experience the fruits of our team’s online ambition, but not as a part of The Last of Us Part II. When and where it will be realized is still to be determined. But rest assured, we are as big a fan of Factions as the rest of our community and are excited to share more when it’s ready. “
The full game will be released exclusively for the PS4 console on February 21st, 2020.