No ‘The Last of Us’ Single Player DLC; Sequel Not Guaranteed

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While fans are eager to re-play one of the PS3’s last great games, in 1080p and 60 frames-per-second no less, many are curious to know whether The Last of Us Remastered will feature any new content beyond the current selection of DLC. The good news is developer Naughty Dog does have future DLC plans for The Last of Us and gamers should hear more about that soon.

However, gamers may be disappointed to learn that this forthcoming The Last of Us DLC will be wholly multiplayer-focused. As Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer definitively claims, there will be no more single player DLC for the critically acclaimed game.

At the same time, that doesn’t mean Naughty Dog is finished with The Last of Us‘ story, only that players will have to look to a sequel for more on the adventures of Joel and Ellie. While some believe that The Last of Us is its own self-contained thing, there are plenty of fans that think a sequel could work, Naughty Dog included.

The Last of Us Remastered 60 FPS

As Meyer explains, if the developer didn’t explore what a Last of Us 2 could be they would be doing a disservice to fans. Again, this doesn’t mean there will be a sequel; only that Naughty Dog is not against the idea.

“I think we always make a smart decision in that all of our games are self-contained stories so they don’t have to continue if we don’t want them to or if there’s no reason for them to continue. It really comes down to is there something interesting in this universe we’ve created that we want to continue to explore? Is it something that we can get the entire team passionate about? Is it something we can get the creative directors excited about and then we could continue it? We’re just starting to explore ideas of what more could there be in this universe and starting that decision process. That doesn’t mean the end result is guaranteed.”

And even if The Last of Us 2 were to get the green light, it might still be a ways off, as original TLOU directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley are piloting Nathan Drake’s (presumed) final adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Obviously, Naughty Dog could begin work on a sequel without Straley and Druckmann, but that would kind of go against their whole message of doing the sequel under the perfect circumstances.

For now, though, the focus is on The Last of Us Remastered, which is just a few days away from release. As a result, a ton of new info and images from the highly anticipated upgrade have begun to surface, including the impressive images below.

As well, GamePur has confirmed that the Remastered version of the game will require 50GB of minimum hard drive space on the PS4. It’s unclear whether the game install will total 50GB in size, or if that takes into account all the various Last of Us DLC that has released, but regardless that’s one of the biggest current-gen installs we’ve seen to-date.

We also have one of the first images of The Last of Us Remastered running through Vita Remote Play just in case any gamers were wondering how the game might look streamed from a PS4 to Sony‘s handheld. And while it’s hard to fully judge the image, it appears the game will look just fine.

The Last of Us Remastered Remote Play

In fact, we don’t doubt Naughty Dog will knock this one out of the park like they did with The Last of Us the first time around. There’s no question that the game was one of the best Sony exclusives in the PS3’s entire library, and now it will stake its claim on the PS4 fan base as well.

Did you hope there would be more The Last of Us single player DLC? Would you like to see a sequel (no spoilers)?

The Last of Us Remastered releases July 29, 2014 for PS4.

Source: Digital Spy, VideoGamer, GamePur, AllGamesBeta

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  • Josh Calkins

    I can’t be the only one hear who is excited to play the new version and did NOT play the original. Therefor spoilers should be considered. I wanted to read this article, but stopped when a sentence about future adventures with the main characters implied that those a characters live through the game. Considering how harsh the game sounds, I have never assumed the main characters live to the end, and since people keep mentioning the startling conclusion, deaths of lead characters seemed a likely element. Please be more careful about inadvertently spoiling stories with a careless statement. I wish I hadn’t read that.

    • Kyle

      You know nothing..

      • Josh Calkins

        Good to know! It’s been nice building this cathedral of words with you. You live under a bridge, right?

    • TV

      There will be plenty of other surprises and twists you won’t see coming regardless of what you think happens at the ending. The game will still grab onto you emotionally.

      Imo, the ending is much more interesting that I don’t think you will care about whether the characters live or die at the end.

      • Josh Calkins

        Thanks TV. I never intended to miss out on the game, and even a massive spoiler wouldn’t stop me from playing it. I just want to get the most I can out of it, and I wish very much that I had no idea who would live or die. I am now many hours in, and digging it thoroughly.

  • Hunter

    I say there needs to be a sequel but I’m afraid that the makers would piss most people off by killing off Ellie or Joel.

  • Keegan

    I think not having a sequel would be a disservice to fans, this is the best game out right now I’ve played through the story multiple times almost as if it’s my favorite movie and at times I feel like I’m watching a movie… A sequel is a MUST have

  • matt

    Personally I love this game I’ve completed the full game both on ps3 and ps4 but even after completing it I go back to it again and again. The only problem is now I go to a game store to try and find a game like it and it just does not compare. I personally would love to see the last of us 2 and if naughty dog had any sence they would, the story was excellent but I could see another story within the game. I just hope they do make it I will for one be preordering it as soon as its announced. Naughty dog if your reading this.. please make the last of us 2.