The Last Of Us, the game known affectionately around these parts as Uncharted With Zombies and Much Closer Fisticuffs, will have – unsurprisingly – multiplayer.
But it won’t be a main storyline co-operative mode.
Speaking to Gaming Examiner, game director Neil Druckmann* said that whilst the game will support multiplayer, they’re “not ready to talk about the details” but can say that it is “not co-op within the main campaign”.
That doesn’t rule out co-op, of course, just that it won’t be a two player version of the single player, with one controlling Joel and the other Ellie.
The ending, too, is already set in stone. “There is only one ending to the story and the game,” said Druckmann*. “At the end of the day, we are creating a video game and we’ve made sure that there are plenty of choices for the player to make either in combat or exploring the environment.”
“In fact, with supplies being so scarce, it’s important that you take the time to explore and scavenge for anything that may aid you in the future.”
*it’s not actually clear that the quotes are those of Druckmann but the title implies this.