The director of the upcoming The Last of Us multiplayer project has said he’s still working on the game.
As part of a tweet about completing Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Vinit Agarwal said:
“And so this tweet can live on in peace… yes, I’m still working on that game.”
“Bungie raised questions about the The Last of Us multiplayer project’s ability to keep players engaged for a long period of time, which led to the reassessment,” the Bloomberg report claims.
According to the publication, while the game has not been cancelled, many of its developers have been moved to other projects and a small group remains while Sony re-evaluates its direction.
Shortly before the Bloomberg report’s publication, Naughty Dog seemingly pre-empted the story with a statement on social media, in which it indicated that The Last of Us multiplayer game would require more time in development.
“As development has continued, we’ve realised what is best for the game is to give it more time,” the studio stated. “Out team will continue to work on the project, as well as our other games in development, including a brand new single-player experience”.