Replace: There could also be extra to the beneath story than Naughty Canine let on. Bloomberg reviews that Naughty Canine has considerably “slowed down” growth of the multiplayer The Final of Us recreation, with solely a “small group” remaining on the event staff to find out its future route. The sport just isn’t canceled, however reportedly most builders have shifted to different tasks.

The unique story follows:

Naughty Canine was a notable no-show at PlayStation Showcase 2023, together with a number of first-party studios. Being absent from a single occasion just isn’t trigger for concern, and most affordable folks simply assumed Naughty Canine was not prepared to indicate something. But in a considerably unusual transfer, Naughty Canine has chosen to launch an replace assertion to make clear how issues are going with the studio anyway, together with on its multiplayer The Final of Us recreation and a brand new single-player recreation. The assertion nearly reads like a delay announcement for the multiplayer Final of Us recreation, which is form of ridiculous and pointless since Naughty Canine has by no means given a proper launch date within the first place.

About that recreation, Naughty Canine mentioned, “We’re extremely pleased with the job our studio has accomplished to this point, however as growth has continued, we’ve realized what’s greatest for the sport is to offer it extra time.” Okay? Cool? No regular individual needs to be upset a couple of recreation requiring time to create. This isn’t one thing the developer ought to must make a social media publish about, and it’s a far cry from what’s happening with the abysmal launch of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

The tease of a brand new single-player recreation and different video games at Naughty Canine is good although. The developer said, “Our staff will proceed to work on the (multiplayer) challenge, in addition to our different video games in growth, together with a model new single-player expertise; we sit up for sharing extra quickly.”

The entire message looks like a giant, pointless “Keep tuned, of us!” Nonetheless, that multiplayer Final of Us recreation needs to be fairly epic in scale when it launches, with collection co-creator Neil Druckmann describing it as simply as giant or bigger than another recreation the developer has ever accomplished. Thus far, all we’ve gotten is some idea artwork although.