The Last Of Us Part II Multiplayer Confirmed

A glorious new trailer for The Last of Us Part II debuted at E3 this weekend, leaving players abuzz with anticipation. Now Naughty Dog Studios has provided its fanbase with more exciting news: multiplayer will return in the smash hit’s sequel .

In an interview with GameSpot, co-directors Kurt Margenau and Anthony Newman verified multiplayer will return. “We’re not going to talk details yet,” Margenau explained, “… but we can confirm there will be multiplayer.”

The Last of Us debuted with its own multiplayer mode, Factions, which Newman stated will return in Part II. Margenau quickly added his “no details” comment, but Factions’ popularity means it will almost certainly make a comeback. Factions was the rare death match mode with a built-in storyline, making it a unique multiplayer experience in gaming.

We already know that Ellie will be the main protagonist in The Last of Us Part II, but what about Joel? The withholding of information could indicate that a co-op mode is being considered. Tearing through the world with both Ellie and Joel sounds like an absolute bloodbath. What about the mystery woman from the previous trailer who many suspect to be Ellie’s mom? Perhaps we can play as Ellie’s new love interest, or the man who lost her.

A lot of people think the first game was too violent with one playable character, let alone two. The Last of Us did not depict violence for the sake of violence, but rather to tell an emotional story about brutality in brutal times. Based on what we’ve seen so far, that will again be the case in the sequel.

Neither Sony nor Naughty Dog have provided a release date thus far, rumors have spread that we will see The Last of Us Part II sometime this year.

What do you think, gamers? Are you excited to jump back in and play Factions? If there is co-op, who do you think will be the second playable character? Should we ask Jonathan Cooper if this is fake, too? Let us know in the comments below! We will keep you up to speed on The Last of Us Part II and all things gaming over on Twitter.

Drew Weissman134 Posts

Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).

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