Naughty Dog hinted, prior to the release of The Last of Us: Part II, that its multiplayer mode had grown into something much bigger. We know, thanks to the recruitment campaigns, that he is still working on the standalone online component, although the developer has not yet revealed a single detail about it. A release this year seems unlikely at this stage.
Many wonder what the Californian study is doing. Now, the new assets retrieved from the single-player game source code potentially give us an idea. A map, for example, probably shows some kind of Battle Royale mode, although it’s worth noting that this might just be an old file and we haven’t been able to corroborate its existence ourselves.
The video hypothesizes that the map could allude to several areas inspired by locations from the main game, including a gas station, a motel, and a port. There is also a dog collar element and references to armor, helmets and backpacks. There’s not much to go on then, and the details might have changed in the last 18 months, but they’re interesting nonetheless.
The wait continues …