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The Two Upcoming The Last of Us PS4, PS3 Multiplayer Maps Will be Free

August 21, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Naughty Dog has listened to the fan feedback about how charging for the upcoming maps in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered would ruin the “one player pool” on PS4, as well as their frustrations over the matchmaking issues since launch, because the developer announced that the two multiplayer maps will be free on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 upon release.

Naughty Dog also addressed the matchmaking problems, saying they will hopefully have an update out in a matter of weeks, rather than months:

We’ve been working hard to alleviate the long waits in Factions matchmaking some of our multiplayer community have been experiencing. We are working on resolving this issue for those in our community who are still affected.

We know this can be frustrating and the team here at Naughty Dog wants everyone in our community to know that working on this issue continues to be our number one priority.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have deployed LiveUpdates and Patch 1.02, which have resulted in some significant improvements, but there is still more to be done to reduce the matchmaking wait times.

Over the last two weeks, we’ve discovered that the most significant improvements may come from working with other teams at PlayStation to make updates to some of the existing matchmaking libraries. Since we are working with multiple groups inside and outside of the studio, we don’t yet have an exact date on when these updates will roll out. Our current estimate is on the short side of weeks, rather than months. We’ll be sure to keep you updated the moment we can provide more specific timing, or an actual date.

Believe me, the entire team at Naughty Dog completely understands how frustrating this has been for many of you in our community.

As work continues on fixing matchmaking, Naughty says they’ll keep us updated on any progress, including when we can expect the next big update. Until then, their suggestions is: “If you find yourself waiting to get into a match, the best thing you can do is exit matchmaking and select “Find Match” again.”

When the maps are given a release date, we’ll let you know.

[Source: Naughty Dog]