The last of us turns 10 in 2023, and Naughty Dog promises a big year for the series. And to kick off the celebration, the studio has revealed some concept art for the upcoming multiplayer entry, saying some “fun surprises” are on the way.
That anniversary post on Naughty Dog’s website revealed the above piece of concept art, which shows a large, dilapidated boat and two unnamed characters. Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann said it will also be a “fresh, new experience from [the] studio, but one rooted in Naughty Dog’s passion for delivering incredible stories, characters and gameplay.”
Druckmann had previously stated that the game is comparable in size to any of the team’s single player titles and in some ways is bigger. He also noted that his story will be told in a unique way and will feature a new cast. However, these storytelling methods and its cast of characters were not described in this post.
Druckmann went on to reveal that the series itself has sold over 37 million units, a number that will only grow The Last of Us Part I‘s PC release on March 3rd (features and specs coming soon). He also touched on the upcoming HBO Max series, saying that exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes looks would be coming out to give fans a more detailed look at this adaptation.
There is still more The last of us information coming in one form or another, as Druckmann said the team is “so excited to share more.” […] about the future of this franchise.” He also promised some “fun surprises” along the way, but left it vague. He was similarly vague in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter when asked about the rumor The Last of Us Part IIIand says he believes there is “more story to tell” in the game’s universe.