The Last of Us Multiplayer Could be Coming to PS4, Job Listing Suggests

A new job listing on the Naughty Dog website suggests that The Last of Us Multiplayer could be coming to both the PS5 and PS4.

The listing for an associate multiplayer quality assurance tester states that the applicant must have “Working knowledge of PS4 and PS5 systems”, suggesting that The Last of US Multiplayer will be a cross-gen game (if the listing is for The Last of Us Multiplayer).

During the 2022 Summer Game Fest, Co-President Neil Druckmann revealed that the project has been in development “for the past two years” before adding “you’re going to see a lot more of this game come next year [2023].”

Druckmann’s comments suggest that we’ll be hearing about The Last of Us multiplayer sometime this year and if the game releases on cross-gen, one has to assume that it could rather sooner rather than later.

Sony is forecasting to increase its PS5 unit sales exponentially in FY23, selling around 30.5 million units, which would put the PS5 at around 68 million units sold by the end of March 2024. With such a large market, it’s likely soon to become unviable for Sony to release games on the PS4 due to development costs.

As for what we know about The Last of Us multiplayer, datamines from The Last of Us 2 have suggested that it’s likely going to be a Battle Royale of some kind. The datamines refer to a “last circle location” and even the name “battle royale”, but it’s possible that things could have change in development since then.

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