The Last of Us II is purely singleplayer, won't have any multiplayer

Naughty Dog's new sequel is 100% singleplayer only.

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The Last of Us Part II is a purely narrative-driven singleplayer game and won't have any sort of online multiplayer mode.

The Last of Us II is purely singleplayer, won't have any multiplayer 244

Unlike the first The Last of Us game, the sequel doesn't have multiplayer. This folds perfectly in with Sony's recent focus on singleplayer, system-selling exclusives, a trend that won't change even with the PlayStation 5 on the horizon.

"We're focusing on a single-player experience, so we're just making a single-player game for this," lead game designer Emilia Schatz told US Gamer.

The game will take players on a bloody story of revenge as Ellie rampages across the Pacific Northwest. We'll see post-apocalyptic renditions of the cozy Jackson, Wyoming with its forests and mountains, and the annihilated metropolis of Seattle that's overrun with new enemy factions and cordys.

Joel also makes a return, but this time he's a side-kick, not the lead man.

Naughty Dog says The Last of Us Part II is its biggest game to date. They're not kidding: The sequel won't fit on a single disc, and will be spread across two Blu-ray discs just like Red Dead Redemption II.

The Last of Us Part II releases on February 21, 2020 exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Check below for more info about the game:

Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors. When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.

A Complex and Emotional Story

Experience the escalating moral conflicts created by Ellie's relentless pursuit of vengeance. The cycle of violence left in her wake will challenge your notions of right versus wrong, good versus evil, and hero versus villain.

A Beautiful Yet Dangerous World

Set out on Ellie's journey, taking her from the peaceful mountains and forests of Jackson to the lush, overgrown ruins of greater Seattle. Encounter new survivor groups, unfamiliar and treacherous environments, and terrifying evolutions of the infected. Brought to life by the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, the deadly characters and world are more realistic and meticulously detailed than ever before.

Tense and Desperate Action-Survival Gameplay

New and evolved gameplay systems deliver upon the life-or-death stakes of Ellie's journey through the hostile world. Feel her desperate struggle for survival through improved features such as high-intensity melee combat, fluid movement, and dynamic stealth. A broad variety of weapons, crafting items, skills, and upgrades allows you to personalize Ellie's capabilities to your play style.

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