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The Last of Us reveals its multiplayer

The Last of Us reveals its multiplayer

Sony and Naughty Dogs finally give more information about The Last of Us online modes. The multiplayer focuses on the survival aspect and team's progression which makes it rather interesting. There are two modes: Supply Raid and Survivors but first you need to choose the factions you wish to fight on (Hunters or Fireflies). More details and screens inside.



MULTIPLAYER:
Decades after the initial outbreak, the world is a hostile place. In The Last of Us Factions mode you choose to ally with the Hunters or the Fireflies. You start with a group of survivors that you need to keep alive and grow – your clan.

To keep your clan alive and help them grow in size, you need supplies. Supplies are earned by fighting on a team selecting the Faction of your choosing – either Hunters or Fireflies – in one of two game modes – Supply Raid or Survivors. Your goal is to keep your clan alive for twelve weeks.

You gain supplies based on how well you do in the match. Each match you play counts as one day. All the parts you earn in the match from actions like kills, assists, revives, and crafting are converted into supplies at the end of a match. Enemies also drop supplies when they die which you can pick up.

At its core the focus of multiplayer team play in The Last of Us is survival. If you can survive twelve weeks, you unlock new character customization items based on the size of your clan, essentially winning the Meta game.

MODES:
The Last of Us has two Multiplayer Modes: Supply Raid and Survivors. Both offer unique challenges to your Team’s survival and count towards your Team’s progression. Each Supply Raid and Survivors match counts as one day. The limit for a match is eight players, four per team.

During Supply Raid, you join other Hunters or Fireflies, based on your faction, to scavenge supplies from the area to keep your Team alive. Each team has a pool of twenty lives. Once that total has been reached, the match goes to Sudden Death! Once any team is in Sudden Death, they can no longer respawn upon death.

During a Supply Raid, any crafted items or materials carry over between deaths. This allows you to better plan when best to use any crafted items. Be sure to take full advantage of crafting opportunities.

Survivors is very unforgiving; there are no respawns in each match. Survivors’ mode features the best of seven rounds. First team to win four rounds wins the match. Once a Team has been defeated, both Teams move on to the next match until enough wins have been accumulated by either side to declare an overall winner of the best out of seven matches. Depending on the number of wins for each Team, this may take all seven matches, or it can be over in as few as four. Crafting items and crafted items do not carry over between matches. Make sure you quickly use anything you create so your crafting efforts are not wasted if you die.

Mastering stealth, teamwork, and crafting techniques will aid your clan’s survival. If you’re going to be successful at keeping your clan alive your team will have to become proficient in these core components of Factions mode.

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Commented on 2013-06-03 20:28:46
couldnt bother making a video?
Commented on 2013-06-03 20:44:54 In reply to GangStarr
Will be out a bit later most probably.
Commented on 2013-06-03 20:45:05 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
couldnt bother making a video?
The info was leaked when the GOW demo went live, my guess is this is a "may as well show them since they already know" reveal. Not a planned one.

Sounds unique though. Much like uncharteds mix of cover and traversal. Makes a change from the typical deathmatch modes.
Commented on 2013-06-03 20:49:58
I have a bad feeling this won't be as unique as it sounds :(
Commented on 2013-06-03 21:02:51 In reply to RagedSlayer
Posted by RagedSlayer
I have a bad feeling this won't be as unique as it sounds :(
NaughtyDog are not known for making good mp. Still don't know why they bother again? People will buy the hell out of their game for sp anyway.
Commented on 2013-06-03 21:07:59 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
NaughtyDog are not known for making good mp. Still don't know why they bother again? People will buy the hell out of their game for sp anyway.
Uncharted had great MP. And there is still nothing quite like it.

Sounds like this multiplayer captures the tension of the single player really well. Games are slow burners, with small, considered pockets of ultra violence (enemies can be revived if you don't execute them) sound and stealth are key. At least they try to do things differently. we'll see if it pays off, uncharted did, so I have faith.
Commented on 2013-06-03 21:13:15 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
couldnt bother making a video?
enjoy the bullshots and imagine in motion on your head, what that game would be like.
Commented on 2013-06-03 21:15:25
Oh, there she is, right on cue.
Commented on 2013-06-03 21:54:12
Here is the video, if you haven't seen it. http://youtu.be/ejL44YihoU8
Commented on 2013-06-03 21:56:22 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Uncharted had great MP. And there is still nothing quite like it.

Sounds like this multiplayer captures the tension of the single player really well. Games are slow burners, with small, considered pockets of ultra violence (enemies can be revived if you don't execute them) sound and stealth are key. At least they try to do things differently. we'll see if it pays off, uncharted did, so I have faith.
Obvious fan-boy.
Multi-player of 1-2 and 3 where shit. OP me-lee and other serious problems.
Single player where awesome on the other hand.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:01:49
It sounds a lot more interesting on paper than it looks in the video. Hopefully there's something there that doesn't come across in video form that really sets it apart and makes it enjoyable.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:03:31 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
Here is the video, if you haven't seen it. http://youtu.be/ejL44YihoU8
Thanks. Looks like every other mp game - meh.

Looking forward playing sp.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:04:03 In reply to hotkirby
Posted by hotkirby
Obvious fan-boy.
Multi-player of 1-2 and 3 where shit. OP me-lee and other serious problems.
Single player where awesome on the other hand.
There was no MP in the first game? You sure you've played them?
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:18:50 In reply to Seth
Lol no. A multiplayer mode on something like the Unreal Engine 3 LITERALLY "looks like every other mp game" as it is an overused overhyped generic engine of the generation.
Naughty Dog's Engine on the otherhand, quite unique actually. Talk some sense please.
And that is some praise to give Naughty Dog mister Nostragottaclue. To an Xbot they are bullshots, to Playstation fanboys, business as usual.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:23:59 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
Here is the video, if you haven't seen it. http://youtu.be/ejL44YihoU8
That was boring tbh. Nothing special about it and...bulletsponge fest.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:25:27
I really don't have a opinion about the multiplayer, because I never had interest in the multiplayer in the first place. lol I'm all about The Last of Us single player. Hell, I only played Uncharted 3's multiplayer a total of 4 times. #Fact

Now having said that, if they use some of the brutal melee attacks in the multiplayer,that would be fun.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:31:08 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
Thanks. Looks like every other mp game - meh.

Looking forward playing sp.
the funny thing is that it is a complete rip-off of gears of war 1 mechanicas and pacing. without the bullet sponge lancer. Oh, so defining ND PR, lol.

enjoy your sub-30fps clashes phonybs'.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:48:37 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
the funny thing is that it is a complete rip-off of gears of war 1 mechanicas and pacing. without the bullet sponge lancer. Oh, so defining ND PR, lol.

enjoy your sub-30fps clashes phonybs'.
and Gears of War copied off Killswitch...
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:55:05
hmmm.. sounds abit off putting tbh. Survivors sounds good in theory.. until you die first round and then have to wait 6 more rounds till you can respawn and try again the next match? how many people are really gonna have the patience to stick with that?

I'd have much rather a pure co-op multiplayer attachment.. where you're simply set on a task to get supplys and bring them back to base whilst avoiding/confronting AI zombies/human clans. Like left 4 dead when you're down you can be revived, when you die you can come back in the game as another survivor found along the way.

The second to last screen shot does look awesome though.
Commented on 2013-06-03 22:57:16 In reply to andrewsqual
Posted by andrewsqual
Naughty Dog's Engine on the otherhand, quite unique actually. Talk some sense please.
Yet that doesn't equate to a new, unique MP experience.

My most anticipated MP game in a loooong time runs off a modified Unreal 2.5 engine, and it doens't bother me one bit.
Commented on 2013-06-03 23:08:01 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
hmmm.. sounds abit off putting tbh. Survivors sounds good in theory.. until you die first round and then have to wait 6 more rounds till you can respawn and try again the next match? how many people are really gonna have the patience to stick with that?

I'd have much rather a pure co-op multiplayer attachment.. where you're simply set on a task to get supplys and bring them back to base whilst avoiding/confronting AI zombies/human clans. Like left 4 dead when you're down you can be revived, when you die you can come back in the game as another survivor found along the way.

The second to last screen shot does look awesome though.
You respawn each round, best of 7. If you die round 1 you don't sit out for the entirety of the game, just that round.
Commented on 2013-06-03 23:11:04 In reply to KORNdog
it says there are no respawns in each match - first to win 4 rounds wins a match. This sounds like once you're out you're out for the remainder of the match not simply the round
Commented on 2013-06-03 23:14:51 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
it says there are no respawns in each match - first to win 4 rounds wins a match. Matches last 7 rounds. This sounds like once you're out you're out for the remainder of the match not simply the round
How could you even HAVE rounds if the 8 people playing couldn't respawn each round?
Commented on 2013-06-03 23:19:25 In reply to KORNdog
no idea. I'm just going off what it says!!!
Commented on 2013-06-03 23:24:53 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
no idea. I'm just going off what it says!!!
It also says this

"Once a Team has been defeated, both Teams move on to the next match until enough wins have been accumulated by either side to declare an overall winner of the best out of seven matches"

What's confused you is they have used the word 'match' to represent each of the 7 rounds, as well as the overall game.

But it's basically best of 7, no spawns within a round, but everyone respawns for each fresh round. First to 4 victories wins the game.
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