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Singleplayer DLC & Season Pass Confirmed For The Last Of Us

Jonathan Lester
DLC, Naughty Dog, PS3 games, season pass, Sony, Survival games, The Last Of Us
The Last of Us | Playstation 3

Singleplayer DLC & Season Pass Confirmed For The Last Of Us

Naughty Dog has confirmed that The Last Of Us will receive three DLC packs post-launch, one of which will offer an extra singleplayer experience. Naturally, a season pass is now available to pre-order.

Announcing the content by way of their official website, Naughty Dog explained that The Last Of Us will herald the first story-driven expansion they've ever made. "For the first time ever we’ll be offering single player DLC," the missive reads. "The Last of Us is a universe rich in character and story with many facets that we could potentially explore for years. We’re getting started by announcing that there will be three packs of downloadable content for The Last of Us available after the game launches.

"The journey and cast of characters in The Last of Us lends itself to thorough narrative exploration and we’ve got more of the story to tell."

Naughty Dog also states that "The two other DLC packs will feature multiplayer content in the form of additional multiplayer maps and other expansions," thus suggesting that there'll only be one piece of solo content. We can expect a full multiplayer reveal within the next couple of days.

A season pass - RRP $19.99 (ostensibly a 30% saving over buying the content individually) - is now available to pre-order, and provides all three packs alongside some extra multiplayer bonuses:

  • Increased Crafting Speed
  • Increased Healing Speed
  • 9mm Reload Speed Upgrade
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Upgrade
  • Grounded – exclusive 90min “Making of The Last of Us” documentary

With season passes, the fun and monetisation never has to end! For the love of all that is good and holy, dear reader, please don't pre-order the season pass until we actually know what's in it, or whether it's worth just buying the singleplayer DLC pack separately.

Matt recently got hands-on with The Last Of Us, while Brendan gave us seven reasons why we should pencil June 14th into our diaries.

Add a comment10 comments
screally  May. 29, 2013 at 09:45

It would really help if they told us what the MP was.

JonLester  May. 29, 2013 at 09:49

Heh, yeah. However, they've promised to reveal more this week.

Quietus  May. 29, 2013 at 11:35

Maybe it's just me getting older, and perhaps a little more disgruntled, but every time I see a game announce anything like a season pass, I am half tempted to not bother buying it, and just wait until the GotY edition is released.

MattGardner  May. 29, 2013 at 11:56

I know what you mean. It's a phrase that makes me sigh a little in despair every time I see it.

screally  May. 29, 2013 at 12:00

I bought the borderlands 2 season pass and bioshock season pass blindly. I have learnt my lesson I hope.

JonLester  May. 29, 2013 at 12:06

I've got nothing against season passes on the face of things, since they present a way of getting all the DLC in one convenient purchase (and at a discount).

A season pass pre-order, however, is one of the most insane things we've seen this generation. Asking us to blindly stump up cash for unannounced content that may not be worth buying in the first place - or might not actually appeal to our personal tastes - is absolute lunacy. If not a bit desperate.

As you said, screally, we've all done it - and got burned from time to time. We now always advise people to absolutely not preorder these silly things until we can confirm whether the content is actually worth our hard-earned cash.

Quietus  May. 29, 2013 at 12:31

My biggest example would have been Uncharted 3. Not that they had a season pass, but the point was that all of its DLC was for multiplayer, which is of no interest for me. I could potentially buy a season pass for a game, only to find that it's all multiplayer!:(

JonLester  May. 29, 2013 at 12:41

Exactly. Buying something sight unseen is ludicrous when you think about it!

Late  May. 29, 2013 at 12:44

As you said, screally, we've all done it - and got burned from time to time.

We haven't, you know...

Mind you, I did buy a Wii - which is pretty much the same thing.

X10  May. 29, 2013 at 17:52

Is buying something like this on hype and sight un-seen something brought about into this generation of teenage gamers, who clearly have the skill to get 50 kill streaks in an FPS online, but couldn't make a cup of tea in real life?
(Apologies to those, rare, teenage gamers that do have enough common sense & ability to make a cup of tea).

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