With just a week and a half to go before The Last of Us is available in stores, Sony and Naughty Dog have finally unveiled the game’s multiplayer component.
The game’s multiplayer mode is referred to as Factions and players will be able to side with either the Hunters or the Fireflies and from there it branches off into two gametypes: Supply Raid and Survivors.
In Supply Raid, you’ll have to scavenge the area and keep your team alive. Your team has a pool of twenty reinforcements. Once the reinforcements have been exhausted, the match will go into sudden death. In Survivors, you’re going to have to be extremely vigilant. There are no respawns. Once you’re gone you’ve been eliminated until the next round. It’s a best of seven rounds in which the first team to win four rounds wins the match.
Eric Monacelli, Naughty Dog’s Community Strategist is pretty proud of Factions and told the PlayStation Blog: “The moment-to-moment survival present in the single-player campaign is integral to the multiplayer. You’ll feel tension and need to be intensely alert at all times.”
The Last of Us will be available exclusively for the PS3 on June 14.