Naughty Canine has shared an replace on its long-in-the-works The Final of Us multiplayer title, saying it has “realised what’s finest for the sport is to present it extra time”. It is also teased a brand new “brand-new single-player expertise” at the moment within the works.

Naughty Canine’s The Final of Us multiplayer venture was initially deliberate to be a part of The Final of Us Half 2, however the studio introduced it was separating the 2 halves in 2019. Since then, updates on the multiplayer recreation have been sparse, with Naughty Canine popping as much as affirm “we’re engaged on it” in 2021 after which, final 12 months, promising extra can be revealed in 2023.

Naughty Canine’s Neil Druckmann reiterated the studio’s intention to share extra concerning the recreation “later this 12 months” again in January, however a brand new assertion from the developer suggests its plans for a extra substantial reveal in 2023 might at the moment be on maintain.

Eurogamer’s The Final of Us Half 2 assessment.

“We all know lots of you could have been trying ahead to listening to extra about our The Final of Us multiplayer recreation,” Naughty Canine wrote in a assertion shared on Twitter. “We’re extremely pleased with the job our studio has completed up to now, however as growth has continued, we have realised what’s finest for the sport is to present it extra time.”

“Our workforce will proceed to work on the venture, in addition to our different video games in growth, together with a brand-new single-player expertise; we sit up for sharing extra quickly.”

Thus far, Naughty Canine has mentioned little about what it is engaged on away from its Final of Us multiplayer recreation, however followers have speculated some mysterious, fantasy impressed paintings discovered on a wall within the studio’s The Final of Us Half 1 would possibly supply clues to its subsequent venture. Solely time will inform if that is the “single-player expertise” the studio has now confirmed.

Immediately’s assertion from Naughty Canine follows the studio’s conspicuous absence from Sony’s current PlayStation Showcase. As Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips argued after it aired, an absence of massive hitters exterior of Insomniac’s Spider-Man sequel made for a slightly underwhelming present.