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The work is taking more time, according to Naughty Dog, who also revealed the development of a new single-player project.
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The development of the multiplayer component of The Last of the United States has been scaled back by Sony.
According to persons with knowledge of the situation who spoke to Bloomberg, the decision was made after the studio’s name was examined for usefulness and quality. The Naughty Dog game’s sustained user involvement was under investigation by Bungie, a Sony company.
After the evaluation, the team responsible for the online game was reduced to a small group, and other designers were given new jobs.
Naughty Dog made an announcement on Twitter about the update to its multiplayer game.
“We understand that many of you have been eagerly awaiting hearing more about our The Last of United States multiplayer video game,” the studio said. Although we’re really pleased with the work our studio has so far produced, as development has continued, we’ve realised that giving the game more time is best for it.
Additionally disclosed in the statement was the fact that work on a fresh single-player game has already begun.
Naughty Dog added, “Our team will continue to work on the project, along with our other video games in development, including a brand-new single-player experience; we anticipate sharing more immediately.
Neil Druckmann, the director of a video game, said in January that a third installment of The Last of the United States would be made if the company could come up with a compelling plot.
In fact, the video game series has seen popularity across media.
The HBO programme The Last of the United States attracted 4.7 million American viewers during the month, making it the second-highest-rated HBO viewing in the previous 13 years.
A release date has not yet been made public; a second season was subsequently approved.