Naughty Dog is hiring for a multiplayer game that has “the same level of ambition and quality” as its single-player games.
A few years ago, Naughty Dog confirmed that it was working on a new multiplayer game set in The Last of Us universe, and now some new details about the studio’s first standalone multiplayer game have been revealed. VGC has noticed new job postings at the studio that mention “Naughty Dog’s Latest Adventure” and how it aims to apply the studio’s emphasis on quality in the context of multiplayer.
Embark on Naughty Dog’s latest adventure – the studio’s first offline multiplayer game! We are committed to bringing the same level of ambition and quality of our signature story-driven games to this unique multiplayer project,” reads the Gameplay Writer job posting. “This is a rare opportunity to impact your discipline and create an experience that will be enjoyed by millions of players around the world.”
A job posting for a level/environment designer for a multiplayer project includes the same game description.
In 2019, Naughty Dog confirmed that The Last of Us: Part II will not ship with a new version of the Factions multiplayer mode. Instead, Naughty Dog then announced that they were creating an offline multiplayer game in the Last of Us universe. However, these new job postings do not mention The Last of Us by name. Most recently, Naughty Dog posted a job posting for an economy designer for the studio’s new multiplayer game.
As for when a new Naughty Dog multiplayer game might be announced, that’s anyone’s guess. Sony/PlayStation will not be present at E3, so the announcement will likely come later.