With the very successful Last of Us now well past its release date, developer Naughty Dog has taken to the PlayStation Blog
to reveal further details on future DLC plans for both the single-player and multiplayer content.
First up is the initial DLC pack, the Abandoned Territories Map Pack which will be available on October 15th. Aimed at expanding the multiplayer side of The Last of Us, this new pack will include four new maps, each with their own unique take on the infected world.
Weather the opposing Faction and the random, dynamic dust storm on the Suburbs map. Explore a layered map of an overgrown urban environment with wild giraffes in the background in the Bus Depot map. Stalk around in a dark, eerie, moonlit, environment – the perfect setting for some serious stealth – in the Hometown map. Bookstore features a stacked, bi-level layout adding a highly unique dose of vertical gameplay. Excited yet?
While Naughty Dog was planning on offering the first DLC to be single-player focused, sadly the developer has had to push those plans back to the second DLC, which the team has said is now in full production swing and expected come December-January timeframe.
When we initially talked about the Season Pass we mentioned making our first ever story-driven single player DLC. This is an ambitious story with strong ties into the narrative of The Last of Us. We just wrapped up a long casting process for a new character, and we’re starting our performance capture shoot next week.
Sandwiching in the single-player DLC is the final pack, focused on more multiplayer offerings however details on this 2014 DLC aren't expected to be revealed until later.
To help ease the waiting pains Naughty Dog has also revealed plans to add in some free multiplayer items to help spruce your in-game characters. Akin to Valve and the Team Fortress 2 hats, Season Pass holders will be able to gain - for free - an additional 60 different head items for your multiplayer character ranging from a Nightmare Mask to a Pigskin Hat in a la carte style offering.