The Last of Us Part II will not feature a multiplayer mode, at least at launch. Because of the enormity of the single player mode, Naughty Dog has decided to focus on making the story mode as comprehensive as they can. However, there is some hope for fans of the Factions multiplayer mode, as per Naughty Dog’s statement on Twitter:
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 on the evolution of our Factions mode from The Last of Us Part I, 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 I would not include an online mode.
However, you will eventually experience the fruits of our team’s online ambition, but not as 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 community and are excited to share more when it’s ready. big a fan of Factions as the rest of our community and are excited to share more when it’s ready.Naughty Dog via Twitter, Friday 27th September 2019
It has already been revealed that the game is likely to release on two discs, further supporting Naughty Dog’s claims that this is the most ambitious project the team has ever undertaken.
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The Last of Us Part II will release on Friday 21st February 2020, exclusively for Playstation 4.