Naughty Dog Confirms Standalone Multiplayer Game With Job Listing
Naughty Dog, long-standing single-player developing dynamos, have finally confirmed that they are edging into the realms of multiplayer in a stand-alone title.
The developers behind The Last of Us and Uncharted series have often been praised for their realistic, yet dystopic, titles that have an in-depth storyline and character arcs that have made us fall in love with the likes of the brute Nathan Drake and the resourceful Ellie.
Now, after months of rumours and reports, Naughty Dog has openly announced that they are working on a stand-alone multiplayer title, as detailed in a job listing.
The developers have opened a range of titles from Game Design, Quality Assurance, Programming, Animation, Audio, and more.
Within each description, Naughty Dog say "Embark on Naughty Dog’s newest adventure – the studio’s first stand-alone multiplayer game! We’re seeking to bring the same level of ambition and quality of our signature, story-driven games to this unique multiplayer project."
What Have Leaks Said About The Multiplayer Game?
Previous leaks and reports suggested that the multiplayer game will be a spin-off from The Last of Us 2. Following the launch of the heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic survival title, Naughty Dog teased a multiplayer expansion that would focus on the "Factions". Despite the pack never launching, it appears that the devs only pressed pause on the work, and could subsequently roll it out as its own title.
What Are Fans Saying About The Multiplayer Game?
Long-waiting fans are now suggesting that the title could follow the trend of popular battle royales, with the multiple factions being different branches of a multi-team experience. Contrary to the types of titles already out in the BR genre, a Naughty Dog multiplayer game would undoubtedly be much more calculated and stealthy compared to the gung-ho crash and burn games that saturate that market.
The details of the title will likely follow soon, which will further clarify what we can expect as Naughty Dog take the step into unfamiliar territory.