Online Component Confirmed for The Last of Us, Game to Have Self-Contained Story

February 6, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

In addition to confirming that players will control Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming game The Last of Us, the latest issue of Game Informer also reveals that online play will be implemented in some form or another.

According to the game’s director Bruce Straley, how the game will function online has yet to be determined.

We’re going to have some sort of online component. We’re working on a bunch of ideas, but we haven’t nailed anything down. We definitely know it’s going to be awesome.

Creative director Neil Druckmann went on to assure gamers that The Last of Us will be a self-contained experience that serves up a satisfying ending.

The story is self-contained. The story stands on its own. We don’t end on a cliffhanger. The characters and the journey they go through ends with this story.

The demo that Game Informer got to check out was located in Pittsburg where Joel was tasked with protecting Ellie and himself from an onslaught of desperate hunters – you can see one of Pittsburg’s yellow bridges in one of the three in-game screens released. Joel is a smuggler who is quite familiar with violent situations, while Ellie is is young girl who was hiding out in a boarding house until Joel took her away as a favor to a friend.

For more details on the upcoming survival adventure, keep tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle.