Oops! Nolan North Accidentally Confirms The Last Of Us 2

The man behind the voice of Uncharted’s Nathan Drake has accidentally let slip that The Last Of Us 2 is in the works during a Q& A panel at MetroCon.

Nolan North was just casually discussing what Naughty Dog has been up to when he reveals that he knows they’re working on The Last Of Us 2. He then discusses that he probably won’t be in it due to his character’s “untimely demise” before talking with a fan who claims he hasn’t played it yet. Come on, silly fan, get on that.

Check out the video that will begin at the point of The Last of Us 2 discussion directly below.

The Last Of Us DLC Left Behind Going Standalone This Month

This month fans will be able to download the much-loved DLC of the Last Of Us.

Nuaghty Dog’s smash hit The Last Of Us‘ DLC called Left Behind is gearing up to be released as a standalone game this month.

This DLC will be available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 via the PS Store and will come with a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer.

A post on the Naughty Dog website said the following:

“If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out The Last of Us, this is a nicely priced gateway to checking out the world and characters so many people (and critics loved). While part of the story of Left Behind takes place during the main narrative arc of The Last of Us, I think some of the best and most touching moments of any game in recent memory occur during the prequel segments, as we follow Ellie and Riley as they sneak out of boarding school to visit an abandoned mall, getting one final chance to enjoy their friendship before Riley leaves to join the Fireflies.”

The Last Of Us: Left Behind is developed by Naughty Dog and will be available as a standalone download on May 12th for $9.99.

New ‘The Last Of Us’ Update Improves Matchmaking + Adds 2 New Free Maps

A bunch of great goodies headed your way over the course of the next 24 hours.

The latest title update for Naughty Dogs’ The Last of Us is rolling out right now, and with it comes some welcomed improvements.

First up, the matchmaking connection times are being improved, which will be a huge sigh of relief for those that have spent up to a half hour just trying to get their first game off the ground. Second up, the update will also be adding two new free maps to the fray, which are called Beach and Financial Plaza. The update will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Check out a video that shows off the new maps set to be rolling out in the update below. 

Condmen O.R. Condone:

It’s great news to hear that matchmaking times are going to be improved, because even though The Last of Us‘ multiplayer is surprisingly good, the wait times to just get a match going could be pretty ridiculous. For a game that has as much buzz and interest as The Last of Us does, waiting that long to get the action going was just crazy. However, I think that it’s a great move by Naughty Dog by releasing these 2 new maps for free, as it really shows that they care about their fans and sincerely want to thank them for putting up with unnecessarily long matchmaking times. I can’t think of a better time for anyone who hasn’t taken the plunge into the world of The Last of Us then right now.

‘The Last Of Us’ Getting Two Free Multiplayer Maps

Two free maps coming to The Last of Us fans as thanks for continued support.

If you own The Last Of Us on PlayStation 3 or The Last Of Us: Remastered on PlayStation 4, then you are set to receive two free multiplayer maps for Factions mode. The news was broken by community strategist Arne Meyer, who gave an update on the overall multiplayer portion of the game.

Meyer said the following on the Naughty Dog website about the long waits between matches in Factions mode:

“We’ve been working hard to alleviate the long waits in Factions matchmaking some of our multiplayer community have been experiencing. We are working on resolving this issue for those in our community who are still affected. We know this can be frustrating and the team here at Naughty Dog wants everyone in our community to know that working on this issue continues to be our number one priority.”

Meyer goes on to discuss what will work best in making improvements for the game going forward:

“Over the last two weeks, we’ve discovered that the most significant improvements may come from working with other teams at PlayStation to make updates to some of the existing matchmaking libraries. Since we are working with multiple groups inside and outside of the studio, we don’t yet have an exact date on when these updates will roll out. Our current estimate is on the short side of weeks, rather than months. We’ll be sure to keep you updated the moment we can provide more specific timing, or an actual date.”

Naughty Dog notes that they have decided to release these two maps in appreciation for the fans continued support and patience during issues found online.

The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Remastered are developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Don’t Expect Uncharted 4 To Take Any Influence From The Last Of Us

Uncharted will remain Uncharted and The Last of Us will remain The Last of Us.

Next year, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will debut for the PlayStation 4 and usher in one of Sony’s most beloved franchises on a next-gen console. The game is being helmed by Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, who were both responsible for The Last Of Us, but don’t expect them to be bringing any themes from that game over to the Uncharted series.

Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said the following to Eurogamer:

 “Uncharted is a completely different franchise, and appeals to its audience for completely different reasons.”

He goes on to discuss the two very different tones that each game has:

“I don’t think The Last of Us marks a new direction in tone that all of our future games are going to take on. We’d alienate a lot of our Uncharted fans. We want to keep it a light-hearted romp. I think from a technical standpoint we’ve learnt some things from the Last of Us that will feed into Uncharted – in fact it strengthens our desire to keep them distinct.”

I’m very glad to hear that Uncharted will be keeping with the light-hearted tone that has come before. After the amazing response to The Last of Us and the pretty gloomy teaser that Sony showed at E3, it was starting to look like things were heading to dark territories. Uncharted remains my favorite series that Sony has going, so let’s keep what makes it great intact.

The Last Of Us… On PSOne?!

Check out what the winner of many game of the year awards would have looked like on PSOne!

The folks over at NeoGaf have this awesome thread going where people are submitting screenshots / artwork of what modern games would look like if they were released during the PSOne era.

You can view the entire thread right here, but in this particular post I wanted to highlight one particular entry, and that is The Last of Us. The reasons for this are the following:

  1. It’s The Last Of Us
  2. The remastered version comes out next week, so this post is relevant!

So thanks to the combination of some talented people on NeoGaf, we have box art and screenshots for what The Last of Us would look like if it came out during the PSOne era. Judging from the screenshots, I want to say this looks like a game that would have come out in 1997 (and I, as a result, would have been drooling over).

Scroll down to check out all the modern-turned-classic gaming goodness!

The Last Of Us PS One

The Last Of Us PSOne Screen Shot

The Last Of Us PSOne Screen Shot

The Last Of Us PSOne Screen Shot

The Last Of Us Getting More Multiplayer DLC This Year

No more singleplayer DLC, but expect more in the multiplayer front.

Word had been spreading that Naughty Dog is planning to release more DLC for survival horror game The Last of Us, which led some to speculate that more story-related content could be on the horizon. However, Naughty Dog has now confirmed that the only DLC that is planned for the future is for the game’s multiplayer.

Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer said the following to Digital Spy:

“We just wanted to say when we released the Remastered version, we know there’s a lot of DLC out there, and that we weren’t going to stop supporting both the PS3 and PS4 versions,” Meyer said. “We do have some DLC planned; it’ll be multiplayer-focused. We’re not ready to talk about the details yet, but throughout the rest of the year we’ll have some DLC drops.”

This isn’t too surprising, considering The Last of Us‘ sole story-driven DLC was called Left Behind and was regarded more as the cherry on top of a completed story. Something tells me that the developers may be focusing their story-writing efforts more on a sequel.