Singleplayer DLC Coming "December-January"
Naughty Dog has unveiled the first third of The Last Of Us' season pass DLC: somewhat predictably, a multiplayer map pack. They've also outlined their plans going forward, which include a singleplayer story expansion in the depths of winter, sandwiched between some more multiplayer content. Details below.
The Abandoned Territory map pack releases on October 15th, containing four new maps. "“Weather the opposing Faction and the random, dynamic dust storm on the Suburbs map," explains a new post on the PlayStation Blog. "Explore a layered map of an overgrown urban environment with wild giraffes in the background in the Bus Depot map. Stalk around in a dark, eerie, moonlit, environment – the perfect setting for some serious stealth – in the Hometown map. Bookstore features a stacked, bi-level layout adding a highly unique dose of vertical gameplay.”
The Last Of Us' multiplayer suite is tremendously compelling, but many players will doubtlessly be waiting for the promised singleplayer content before deciding whether to spend $19.99 on a season pass (otherwise known as THE RIGHT DECISION). Naughty Dog confirms that they're hard at work on creating a meaningful storyline that intertwines with the existing narrative.
"When we initially talked about the Season Pass we mentioned making our first ever story-driven single player DLC," said Naughty Dog's Eric Monacelli. "This is an ambitious story with strong ties into the narrative of The Last of Us. We just wrapped up a long casting process for a new character, and we’re starting our performance capture shoot next week. The single-player DLC is currently planned for release around the December-January timeframe."
Beyond that, a second multiplayer content pack will arrive in the first half of 2014.