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The Last of Us: Future DLC Plans

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Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

We’ve been hard at work making the DLC content for The Last of Us – and I know that all our Season Pass holders are eagerly waiting for any updates or news. Today, we’re revealing the first of three Season Pass DLC drops: the Abandoned Territories Map Pack.

The Last of Us Multiplayer: Abandoned Territories Map Pack

Weather the opposing Faction and the random, dynamic dust storm on the Suburbs map. 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. Excited yet? These maps will be available October 15.

The Last of Us Multiplayer: Abandoned Territories Map PackThe Last of Us Multiplayer: Abandoned Territories Map Pack

When we initially talked about the Season Pass we mentioned making our first ever story-driven single player DLC. 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.

The Last of Us on PS3

Our third Season Pass DLC is multiplayer focused and will arrive in the first half of 2014. We’ll start to reveal more information and a release timeframe as soon as we’ve worked out those details.

To make the wait a little bit easier, we’re adding bonus items to the Season Pass. We have over 60 different head items for your multiplayer character ranging from a Nightmare Mask to a Pigskin Hat that will be free for all Season Pass buyers. These head items will be available a la carte as well, but it’s a tremendous added value for all Season Pass holders.

The Last of Us on PS3

If you want to lock in all three DLC drops and over 60 head items for your multiplayer character at a deeply discounted price, buy the Season Pass today. You’ll be saving over 75% by purchasing a Season Pass instead of buying all the DLC individually. The Last of Us Season Pass DLC is available now on PlayStation Store or at your local GameStop retailer for only $19.99.

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frank1979ludwig said:

September 27th, 11:10 am

Hey cool, new Content for one of the best Games of the Year, proving PS3 will last much longer than 29.November. Is there a Plan for a Second Story? The Last of Us Two? How great is the chance to get a continue?

Greetz from Frank
Playstation Choice

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:10 pm

    Thanks for the compliments! No plans for anything beyond DLC.

drfeelgood00 said:

September 27th, 11:14 am

Is there any chance you could uncensor the multiplayer in Europe?

leonardo__cruz said:

September 27th, 11:14 am

Eric I know you have see that suggestion a lot of times but:

PLEASE, can you guy make an effort to make an co-op mode against Infected?
I saw your reply about that saying that it’s not possible because technical issues but I think that it’s because you already use a lot of memory because it’s a 4 x 4 multiplayer.

But if you limit the number of player in that specific mode to 2-3 players, can it still be an issue?
Maybe you can make something like an “operations mode” where 2 or 3 players team up to make small missions like recover supplies, escort an VIP to a determined point, kill specific enemies to clear an area or something like that but with an map with cpu infected enemies. Not a lot of enemies, but something that require strategy to pass, like the campaign mode.

I think a mode like that fits the multiplayer well, not like an Horde Mode to kill a lot of infected.

Sorry If I wrote something wrong, I’m from Brazil and I really enjoy the game and I want to make the game eve better. Also congrats to the translation team that made an stunning work in the game.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:11 pm

    Infected are very unlikely to ever be in MP. Just not something that works. Sorry.

mayboy128 said:

September 27th, 11:16 am

I’d love some new skins/outfits for single-player! (*Pre-order DLC hint hint*) I don’t know how hard it’d be for the developers to be able to play through as a different character, Henry for example (not in cutscenes of course).

I’d also love cheats for singeplayer! For people like me that have played through three times already (got all the single player trophies!!! :D), I’ve gleamed most all the story from the game, so I’d love to run through the game and from the very beginning be able to have all the weapons in the game fully upgraded (maybe even an option of having super-powered weapons?), unlimited everything, and be invincible or near invincible. Other cool cheats could be:
-Run button always has you sprinting
-Headshots only
-Enemies can’t attack or sense you if you’re sneaking
-Censored language (this is mostly for Ellie; can’t I get one Disney moment, Ellie?! Just ONE. lol)

I’d love a sort of “Sound Test” thing. This last time I let David talk during that one part, and I missed a lot of great dialogue the first time!

Also, maybe a faster way to complete the Firefly and Hunter Journeys?

Thank y’all for y’all’s awesome game!

D-Squad3 said:

September 27th, 11:16 am

So are the new head gear and other items coming on October 15th as well?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:11 pm

    Yes, around then. Likely a bit after.

joburn90 said:

September 27th, 11:17 am

The problem is : I don’t remember if i bought the season pass… :p gotta look for it !

boomstickbhg said:

September 27th, 11:31 am

hmm maybe I should try mp since I have the season pass, I guess I got confused and thought it was going to be 2 sp instead of 2 mp things.

Either way I look forward to trying the SP DLC, this is one of the best games I’ve played.

intenceXbonner said:

September 27th, 11:31 am

When can i score some of the head gear in multiplayer???? also so stoked for this everything looks rad!

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:12 pm

    A little after the 1st DLC drop most likely! Thanks! Enjoy!

Connor2122 said:

September 27th, 11:42 am

My #1 game developer is Rockstar Games then you Naughty Dog :)

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:12 pm

    Not bad. Both of us make great games.

RaiderScotty said:

September 27th, 11:51 am

so when are the new head items available? cant wait!

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:13 pm

    A little after the 1st DLC drop most likely. TBD yet.

Archadious said:

September 27th, 11:56 am

@ Eric Monacelli,

Rockstar Games will definitely take 1/3 of the The Last of Us player base with GTA V Online coming out in four days.

Like before, you guys pretty much ****** up with Uncharted 2.
Does Naughty Dog even cares about their community?

Disappointing your fans is one thing.. but letting your games get censored..

It’s pretty fun spoiling when one of your friends makes a headshot and says: ”Woah dude, did you see his head bursting?!”.
While I, who lives in Europe miss out all of the fun because Germany demanded something.

I’ve lost hope in Naughty Dog.
Such an amazing game should deserve better.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:14 pm

    Regional differences were made for the game to be shipped in those regions. The gameplay isn’t affected or altered in any meaningful way.

Linkman123 said:

September 27th, 11:57 am

I’m so excited for your DLC content!! Last of us was such an amazing game with a super fun multiplayer! Honestly you guys at naughty dog are the best game developers ever. All of your games just blow my mind even from the crash and jak and daxter days. You guys dont know how to make a bad game lol! Other companies can learn alot from you guys!

Aldro said:

September 27th, 12:11 pm

Eric, just please don’t be afraid to delay the SP DLC should you need more time! No matter what anyone says: The real fans never want a product where the developers feel like they need to rush it in order to complete it. Just wanted to toss that out.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:14 pm

    We will work as hard as possible to make the best possible DLC content we can.

anitaj1198 said:

September 27th, 12:27 pm

Man I’m excited for all of this , especially the new character for DLC , I really hope it is Ish, and can’t wait for these new maps , I don’t have the season pass but I do plan getting it :D keep up the good work naughty dog , although I was wondering if those who have participated in that one blog when the interrogation mode was being announced , if they will be getting the digital reward still for participating in the blog, anyways thanks naughty dog love your guys work , I’m pumped for the SP DLC but I know that’s going to take some time considering the recording process and what not but at least we’ll have the new maps which I’m also really looking forward too

Ryusennin said:

September 27th, 1:31 pm


So far, this is the worst blind season pass ever.

If there is no co-op mode planned to take advantage of the multiplayer maps, I’m going to ask for a refund. Who should I contact? Naughty Dog, Sony, or my lawyer?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:15 pm

    We said we were giving 1 SP drop and 2 MP drops. Now you get over 60 head items too. Plus the day 1 content upgrades and Grounded doc. Do the math and you’ll see the value of this season pass is tremendous.

slyy___guy said:

September 27th, 1:41 pm

Any chance of getting a playlist for small firearms only? Like a mixture of all the game modes without large firearms or purchasables.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:16 pm

    Like a Lab? Maybe someday. It’s been kicked around.

dkdeitsch14 said:

September 27th, 1:47 pm

I am so excited about all three DLC packs. I just wanted to say what a fantastic game this was and what an awesome experience I had playing it. I’m being extremely patient with you guys on this DLC becuase I know that you guys put so much time into your work to make sure it’s both enjoyable and well-made. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see these new maps and play interrogation mode in them! It’s truly the mode that rebooted my love for the multiplayer of this game, and I’m not much of an onliner gamer anyways. I’ve been even more excited (if that’s even possible) for the single player DLC. I almost don’t care what it’s going to be about, because I already know I’ll love it. I’ll definitely be patiently waiting!!!
Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication. It really shows in your work.

goldenknight01 said:

September 27th, 1:51 pm

Hey Eric, for factions (multiplayer) when you choose a map, can you and the guys include random map as an option?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:16 pm

    We’re working on tweaks all the time. I’ll mention this and see what can be done.

supersmith2500 said:

September 27th, 2:17 pm

Hey Eric of ND, Smith here over from the SCEE side of the community. I know TLOU’s multiplayer is cut for Europe and the dev said it’s not possible for a patch. But because I only wanted to play the Single Player mode of the game, any chance you could make a Single Player only portion of the game later on just like what you guys for Uncharted 3?

Also, it least reply to your European folks on the SCEE blog while you’re at it ok?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:18 pm

    Not sure about your first question. No plans for it.

    I just did. My login on the EU blog was messed up. Sorry for the delay.

kitsune_71923 said:

September 27th, 2:33 pm

Thank you for the DLCs, but what about major multi-player’s issues, like:

1 Unfair matchmaking where newcomers have to play against high leveled professionals (even in “no-party”)?
2 A missing option to play lag-free matches only against people from my region (EU)?
3 Several minor issues, like bombs falling through the ground or freezing chars?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:17 pm

    Yup. We have patches and tweaks being worked on for MP as well. Once we have details about what’s changing we’ll let you know.

chino4521 said:

September 27th, 2:35 pm

Was curious so for the people who have the season pass as of when the game first came out would we have to pay for all these extra headgears or are they going to be free?? also the official dates are set so there is not going to be any push backs?? Another thing i was curious on was the melee weapons i think that the machete needs to be more powerful i think its sad that the 2×4 with the nails always overpowers the machete. i think there should be a balance on that why make the machete a purchasable item but has just about the same strength or less then it?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:19 pm

    If you own a season pass at any time the head gear is free. It’s a great value.

    We are trying to stick to these timeframes as closely as possible. Development is a process. If anything changes we’ll let you know.

    We work on weapon balancing all the time. We’ll make tweaks as the game progresses.

AnArmyOfOne said:

September 27th, 2:40 pm

Be great if you could take advantage of the ps4 hardware for DLC 3 and get the infected in MP

AnArmyOfOne said:

September 27th, 2:43 pm

Look forward to the SP DLC but I just hope its not Ish

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:19 pm

    Ha. You’re one of the first people I’ve heard say that. :)

StormRacer872 said:

September 27th, 2:53 pm

Really looking forward to all of the DLC! In my opinion, the Season Pass was a really good deal for 3 DLC packs, plus it came with quite a few generous bonuses! Honestly, if the 3 DLC packs are released within the next year, I’m happy. It takes time to make really good DLC, which I have faith in ND to create.

Keep being awesome!

Robotic_Rooster said:

September 27th, 3:24 pm

I must say, I’m very impressed with the first bit of DLC. I would assume the other two will be great as well.

Hannaro said:

September 27th, 3:44 pm

I should be placed on naughty dog’s payroll. I convinced a very good amount of friends, coworkers, and family to buy this game.

Thanks for the good work. I look forward to the dlc. Already purchased my season pass.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:20 pm

    You’re an honorary dog. Thank you for the awesome support. :)

tusunami said:

September 27th, 4:27 pm

Tis game is epic for sure, the dlc plans for this game are going to outta sight. PS4 day 1 i’m out

XerothermicGhost said:

September 27th, 5:35 pm

Will there be co-op in the SP dlc?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:21 pm

    No info to give beyond what’s posted in this blog right now.

rising-comrade said:

September 27th, 6:11 pm

what about the infected mode are there going to be any infected maps

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:21 pm

    Not likely going to see any Infected in the MP.

tampaBAY said:

September 27th, 6:20 pm

Can’t wait. The Last of Us DLC and GTA5 is what will keep me coming back to my PS3 even after I get my PS4.

Scaramanga1983 said:

September 27th, 6:23 pm

It’s a shame that multiplayer lost all the fun. Everyone just run and gun now, and those maps clealy weren’t designed with that possibility in mind. Matches end in 5 minutes or less.

oblivion125687 said:

September 27th, 6:44 pm

Well nuaghtydog I love you will all my heart your games are the BEST nothing can compare to uncharted, jak and daxter, and the last of us you truly are the best game company ever the last of us deserves GOTY, i cant wait for the mp dlcs and i really want to see what the single player dlc will be about.

fighterragon said:

September 27th, 7:07 pm

So what’s up with these masks and hats? When do we get them? I’m also a bit confused by the a la carte. Do we get all 60, or do we only get to pick a few that we want?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:22 pm

    If you have a season pass you’ll get all of them as they roll out. They will be free for you.

    Other people without season pass will have to buy them separately (a la carte).

fighterragon said:

September 27th, 7:37 pm

I also had this as a thought for multiplayer. Why not make a map full of clickers and the such in a closed area (sewers, house, ect.) so that you have to be sneaky. Silenced weapons only and if you make noise or get caught the infected attack the one person making noise. If you clear out all the clickers it’s regular play, but have so many infected it’s hard to kill them all unless everybody teams up.

MJezewski said:

September 27th, 7:37 pm

First off….Fantastic game. I bought the season right along with the Day1digital game. I’ve been checking for the DLC from the playstation store at least once week since I got the pass when the game first came out.

I’ve read a lots of posts about not being very happy there is only one SP DLC…and for the most part… I think Im glad to be getting at least that. If it were just MP DLC…then I probably wouldn’t recommend the season pass. I think the MP is alright, its kinda hard when players are so far into it, and the whole searching for things really didn’t seem to have too much meaning other than keeping your facebook friends alive. Its a neat touch, but seemed pretty repetitive after a while.

I know it might be a tall order, but any chance for randomized map layouts? Might make the MP more entertaining.

I would much rather have a 2 player mode with infected than the team MP mode…is there any anticipation of PS4 sequel, where this might be a reality? If there is a PS4 sequel, can you please make a open world MP with Infected, fighting with and against others for resources to keep your camp alive….that would be totally RAD.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    September 27th, 8:24 pm

    Random map layouts? Not something our tech allows really. It would make the maps very confusing as we design them to suit certain MP styles.

fighterragon said:

September 27th, 8:27 pm

MJezewski meant a random map picker, as they do in Call of Duty. Instead of choosing between two maps, choose between those two or pick the random option for a random map.

And in my question, what I meant was when will the customization hats and masks actually roll out? Is tehre a set date, is it with the DLC, or just sometime in the future?

fighterragon said:

September 27th, 8:29 pm

Well that, or what you said.
He also might have meant that cars spawn in random areas, fences are broken down sometimes, or not even there, but changed the next. That way they aren’t always the same exact maps and it’s spiced up a bit

RCF_TOD said:

September 27th, 9:51 pm

Hey ND! Looking forward to the new map pack! :)

Just thought you should know though, I encountered a little bug when I was playing earlier. I’ve been playing the supply raid mode for a while and I decided to try out survivor and it was tons of fun (plus I’m trying to platinum. 5 more trophies!). The problem tho, was after that match, I went back to supply raid & all the supply boxes were invisible. They didn’t show up on radar and I physically could not see them, making it really difficult to fight back the opposing team. All other players seemed fine though. They had shivs, smoke bombs, etc. All I could pick up was ammo from the players I killed. Anyways, just thought you guys should know :)

MJezewski said:

September 27th, 10:02 pm

To be more specific….just any kind randomization that could change the map dynamic strategy. People that play the same map over and over know exactly where everything is and where to rush to hold key points down.

That being said, you really could have the same map, but different buildings, and/or different arrangements….different obstacles and covers. Can be different times of day. You could still design them to meet certain play styles that your looking to obtain. I understand that random gen probably wouldn’t be able to create something that has a consistent fair mix, but you could make 7 different maps that are very similar (using the same textures) and have different layouts. Could call them the same thing, and the map selector would randomly select one of those 7.

Just an idea….but honestly….I’d rather have the PS4 sequel with 2 player mode and/or open world with infected. Any thoughts to the possibility of that in the future?

Wakeboarder56 said:

September 27th, 10:05 pm

Any plans for a Savage Starlight map?

RainzFTW said:

September 27th, 10:29 pm

Will there be any trailer for the DLC? To reveal the contents fully?

xxDFAxx said:

September 27th, 10:44 pm

I know this is off topic, but are you guys going to be releasing any info on what you have planned for the PS4? TLoU was amazing and I can’t wait to see what’s being brought to the table for next-gen, especially since you guys had such a major part in the development for the console itself. But on the topic of TLoU, it was an epic game. I was getting tired of the Uncharted stuff and had almost thought ND lost it’s flare… but you definitely proved me wrong with TLoU, by far the greatest Action/Adventure game I have ever played. Everyone who worked on this game deserves so much respect on how amazing they did.

Gamerzlimited said:

September 27th, 11:07 pm

Would you guys rather have an awful single player DLC? Then shut up and be patient. It’s not like they aren’t going do it like Sony Santa Monica with God of War: Ascension. Which is why I’m not buying their game and planning to buy The Last of Us instead (And I still don’t have it yet). I look forward to this.

And for 19.99, that’s pretty cheap for a Season Pass. I will buy that right away once I get my copy.

medenko1975 said:

September 27th, 11:27 pm

+ Eric Monacelli on September 27th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

As mentioned it’s a region by region discretionary decision. Our game was delivered as it was designed and we are very happy with the finished product in all regions.

Don’t twist words….If we, CUSTOMERS pay something, we DEMAND the real thing….

Sell CENSORED version to those pathetic lamers who decided WITHOUT our consent.

medenko1975 said:

September 27th, 11:30 pm

Eric Monacelli on September 27th, 2013 at 8:14 pm said:

Regional differences were made for the game to be shipped in those regions. The gameplay isn’t affected or altered in any meaningful way.

Again twist of words. The gameplay IS affected…

What’s next? TV, CARS etc for more reggions? US is PREMIUM COUNTRY, yes?

belmont_gr said:

September 27th, 11:57 pm

You will not try to sell us some sort of real, true or extended ending as dlc ? Since you announced the season pass I was afraid for it since it was done by other developers and I already paid a reasonable amount of money for the game.

xBuTcHeRx said:

September 28th, 12:08 am

I’m glad their is DLC finally coming out. Really disappointed it’s not the SP DLC. I really found the MP to be something like SOCOM just more “raw” and I don’t really game with other people so you really need a team to really enjoy this game. Uncharted 2 is still one of the BEST MP ever created. Now kudos to you guys a lot for this game! AMAZING! I really hope to see the SP DLC come next. I really hope you guys consider re-releasing this masterpiece onto the PS4. EVERYONE needs to play this game!!

SneakySneaky442 said:

September 28th, 7:33 am

Hey guys, love the game, but just a question….when do the nightmare mask and pigskin hat come out? with the DLC or sometime soon? Thanks keep up the good work :D

sternone2 said:

September 28th, 8:15 am

Thanks for the update. Can I please have just 1 more loadout point ? :-)

Also, when I’m in a mission it’s no fun to be started in a current game with 5 minutes left, impossible to complete it and therefor losing my clan.

I don’t mind been added to games when people have left, but please, code it when you’re in a mission that you start at the full 20 minutes.


Shinkius said:

September 28th, 8:48 am

Please make a patch for the european multiplayer gore the game is not the same without it and me and other thinks like me, and buy a game 18+ no censored are welcome it’s fantasy we are not going to hurt anyone with a special wood :P Italian got censored the name of fireflyes :( and the gore too this is not fun

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