News | Screenshot of canceled The Last of Us Leaked Online

After the multiplayer game based on The Last of Us was canceled by Naughty Dog earlier today, a screenshot of the game's menu has now been leaked.

Previously, only artwork of the multiplayer game was available, but insider Dusk Golem decided to leak the screenshot below. He says that he is only doing this now that it is clear that the game will no longer be released. He emphasizes that it is not a screenshot of a recent version of the game.

The screenshot shows that the game would contain all kinds of elements that are standard for a modern live-service game. For example, there is a battle pass and shop section in the menu. There is also a menu category called ‘jobs’, which may include temporarily available challenges.


News | The Last of Us multiplayer game canceled

The multiplayer game set in The Last of Us universe has been canceled.

Developer Naughty Dog announced this in a official statement. Although no official name was previously communicated, the company calls the game “The Last of Us Online” in the statement.

“There’s no easier way to say this: we have made the incredibly difficult decision to halt development of this game. We understand that this news is being taken hard by many of you, especially the The Last of Us Factions community who fervently followed our multiplayer ambitions.” Factions was the name of the multiplayer mode in the first The Last of Us.

The multiplayer game was already in development around the same time that the company was working on The Last of Us: Part 2. It was always the intention that the multiplayer game would be released as a standalone experience. Over the years, Naughty Dog gradually released information and artwork. Earlier this year, the company indicated that it needed more time for the game, but according to rumors, development behind the scenes was slow. Later in the year, there were rumors of layoffs at Naughty Dog and the possibility that the game’s development had been halted.

“While we were in full production, the incredible scale of our ambition became clear to us. To release and continue to support The Last of Us Online, we would need to dedicate our entire studio to continue releasing content in the years following release , which would have a significant impact on the development of future single-player games. So we had the choice of two options: become a full live-service game studio or continue to focus on single-player narrative games that Naughty Dog is known for.”

It goes without saying that the studio has chosen the second option. The company says it has more than one “completely new single-player games” in development, and a PS5 remaster of the second The Last of Us game will be released in January.


News | New The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered trailer shows off roguelike mode

Naughty Dog has released a new trailer for The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered, which revolves around the new roguelike 'No Return' mode.

When the game’s remaster was announced, the No Return mode was already revealed. In this game, players must survive as long as possible in various environments from the main game, and control various characters from the game. It concerns Ellie, Joel, Abby, Dina, Jesse, Mark, Lev, Manny, Yara, Mel and Tommy.

The remaster runs in 4K in Fidelity Mode and 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode. There is also an option for televisions that support VRR to unlock the frame rate. The game also includes new content, such as the aforementioned No Return mode and the Lost Levels – areas that were never completed for the original game. Loading times are shorter and haptic feedback is possible via the DualSense controller. PS4 owners of The Last of Us: Part 2 can upgrade to the PS5 version for 10 euros.

The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered will be released on January 19, 2024 for PlayStation 5


News | Naughty Dog shows off new artwork for The Last of Us multiplayer game

Naughty Dog has shared new artwork for the upcoming multiplayer game in The Last of Us franchise on their website.

The blog post, written by Neil Druckmann, revolves around the tenth anniversary of the franchise and that it’s shaping up to be an important year for the series , including the upcoming release of The Last of Us television series on HBO Max starting January 16. and the release of the PC version of The Last of Us: Part 1 on March 3.

In addition, new artwork of the as yet unnamed multiplayer game has been shown. Last June, Sony already shared the first artwork of the game, featuring San Francisco.

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News | Naughty Dog pays tribute to deceased employee in The Last of Us Part 1

A colleague of the developers of The Last of Us Part 1 has died during the development of the remake. Naughty Dog has given him a spot in the game to honor Daniel Kinnard.

What at first looks like a sports poster turns out to be a tribute to one of the people who helped create the game. Daniel Kinnard was a producer at the Visual Arts department at PlayStation Studios, and died during the development process of The Last of Us Part 1.

Colleague Robert Morrison reports on Twitter that the Daniel Kinnard poster is in play to honor his late colleague. “This is hard for me to post. But something very special. Daniel was a producer at Visual Arts. He died during the game’s development. Naughty Dog immortalized him here. He was a fantastic person. Please share this so people can know his name.”

Kinnard passed away in March this year. Among other things, he worked as a production coordinator at PlayStation Studios Visual Arts and was previously active as a game testing analyst for a number of AAA games. Kinnard’s poster can be found in the farm with Tommy and his horses.


Game Guide | The Last of Us: Part I

Achievement / Trophy guide

Overview:
– Estimated achievement difficulty:  2/10
– Offline: 29 (1trophy, 7trophy, 7trophy, 14trophy)
– Online: 0
– Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 15-25Hours
– Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
– Missable achievements  : No, all trophies are available through chapter select
– Does difficulty affect achievements: No, can play on any difficulty, everything is obtainable on the easiest setting “Very Light” 
– Unobtainable/glitched achievements : No
– Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, after the story there is Chapter Select, Encounter Select (to replay specific enemy encounters), and New Game Plus
– Extra equipment needed: No

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News | Accessibility options for The Last of Us: Part 1 shown

Naughty Dog has released a new trailer for The Last of Us: Part 1 that focuses on accessibility options.

In addition, the company takes a closer look at the accessibility options in the game on PlayStation Blog. At The Game Awards in 2020, Naughty Dog already won an award for innovation in accessibility for The Last of Us: Part 2 and many options have been included in this remake.

One of the biggest new features is movie audio descriptions, which can be turned on for all available languages ​​in the game. It is also possible to have the dialogues played through the speakers of the DualSense controller. Then special haptic feedback is also provided by the controller, allowing a deaf player to “feel how a sentence is being pronounced”.

In addition to the accessibility options trailer, a video has also been released comparing a Boston location from the game to the original version. Both videos can be viewed below.

The Last of Us: Part 1 can be played in either native 4k at 30 fps or dynamic 4k at 60 fps and uses various DualSense options such as haptic feedback, the adaptive triggers and 3D audio.

The game has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of improved graphics. That provides much more detail – bullets can destroy concrete – and a seamless transition between movies and gameplay. The animation of characters has also been made much more realistic and the artificial intelligence of enemies has improved.

There are also several additional options in the game, including more than 60 accessibility options, new unlockable clothes for Joel and Ellie, a ‘permadeath’ mode and a mode for speedrunners.

The Last of Us: Part 1 will be released on September 2 for PlayStation 5. The game should also come to PC sometime after that.


News | More images of The Last of Us: Part 1 leaked

More leaked footage of the upcoming The Last of Us: Part 1 has surfaced online.

Various images of the game have already been leaked in recent months, in addition to developer Naughty Dog himself also posted extensive images online.

The newly released video features a cutscene from the game – the moment takes place quite far in the game, so those who have never played the game should not watch the video to avoid spoilers.

It also appears that the video shows an early version of the game, as the lighting looks different than in the officially released images.

The remake of The Last of Us was announced earlier this year and will be released on September 2 on PlayStation 5. The game should also be released on PC sometime soon after.

The Last of Us: Part 1 can be played in either native 4k at 30 fps or dynamic 4k at 60 fps and uses various DualSense options such as haptic feedback, the adaptive triggers and 3D audio.

The game has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of improved graphics. That provides much more detail – bullets can destroy concrete – and a seamless transition between movies and gameplay. The animation of characters has also been made much more realistic and the artificial intelligence of enemies has improved.

There are also several additional options in the game, including over 60 accessibility options, new unlockable clothing for Joel and Ellie, a ‘permadeath’ mode and a mode for speedrunners.


News | Naughty Dog shows The Last of Us: Part 1 in detail

Naughty Dog has released an extended video of the upcoming The Last of Us: Part 1 highlighting the differences from the original version.

The video lasts longer than ten minutes and was posted online shortly after various gameplay footage leaked. The game can be played in either native 4k at 30 fps or dynamic 4k at 60 fps and uses various DualSense options such as haptic feedback, the adaptive triggers and 3D audio.

Naughty Dog who are also on PlayStation Blog  once again announces that the game has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of improved graphics. That also provides much more detail – for example bullets can destroy concrete – and a seamless transition between movies and gameplay. The animation of characters has also been made much more realistic and the artificial intelligence of enemies has improved.

There are also several additional options in the game, including more than 60 accessibility options, new unlockable clothes for Joel and Ellie, a ‘permadeath’ mode and a mode for speedrunners.

Last June, The Last of Us: Part 1 was officially announced. The game will be released on September 2 for PlayStation 5. The game should also come to PC at a later date.


News | Naughty Dog Shows Difference Between Tess In The Last Of Us And Last Of Us Part I

Naughty Dog has taken to Twitter to highlight the difference between Tess from the original The Last of Us and the upcoming remake.

The short video posted by the developer on Twitter clearly shows the difference between the original Tess version and the new one. Apart from the clothing, the character is almost unrecognizable. Naughty Dog previously indicated that the remake will recreate the bodies and faces of characters from scratch to bring them closer to the developer’s original vision.

During the Summer Game Fest Kick Off Live show last week, The Last of Us: Part 1 was officially unveiled. The game has been rebuilt from scratch for PlayStation 5, runs in 60 fps and has improved AI.

The Last of Us: Part 1 will be released on September 2 for PlayStation 5. The game should also come to PC at a later date.