Allegedly, according to an insider information, the multiplayer component will be arriving in The Last of Us 2, in the latter part of this year.
According to the claims of a very prominent insider from the video games industry, the multiplayer component for The Last of Us 2 will be arriving sometime in 2022. The first game in the series, The Last of Us had been released with the multiplayer component, back when it had released. And it had remained until the servers were shut down, back in 2019.
However, when The Last of Us 2 was launched, it only had the single player campaign. This had left the fans of the series wondering whether the game would ever have a multiplayer component or not. There was scant information available regarding the multiplayer component or even whether the game would be free or not. But that might not be the case, for long.
When The Last of Us 2 was initially launched, Naughty Dog had promised that the multiplayer component would soon be arriving in the game. It had further stated that the plans for the same had gotten too ambitious and as a result, the developers had, at that time, chosen to focus on the campaign alone.
The Last of Us 2 Multiplayer Might Be Releasing Sooner Rather Than Later
Naughty Dog had said already that The Last of Us 2 multiplayer would be a standalone and not an addition to the base game. Earlier in September, in a celebration, which Naughty Dog had termed as The Last of Us Day, the company had released a small update stating that the work on the expansion was still on and that they were hiring more employees to work on the same.
However, the studio had, apart from that, released no other information about the game, as to when it would release, how it would play or anything else, for that matter. No release window or video footage from the game was released, either.
A new tweet from the official Twitter account of the prominent industry insider, Tom Henderson suggests that the multiplayer may be slated for a release, sometime in 2022. This information arrives right after Sony’s presentation at the 2022 CES Press Conference. To be more specific, it states that as per quite a few unnamed sources, the multiplayer component of the game could be releasing along with the remake of The Last of Us, in the latter half of 2022.
There has, however, been no official confirmation about this said information. And Naughty Dog remains tight lipped about any detail concerning the The Last of Us 2 multiplayer spin-off. And as for when this is arriving, you guess is as good as ours.
We still await any official confirmation from the studio. And till then, as is the case with any piece of rumour or speculation that we share with our readers, we advise you to practice caution and take this bit information with a pinch of salt.
The Last of Us 2 developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is the second game in the The Last of Us series of video games. Released for the PlayStation® 4, the game takes place four years after the events of the first game had taken place. The game was released in 2020 with the single player campaign alone. The multiplayer component of the game will be releasing as a stand alone title and not as an extension of the base game.