The Last of Us to get multiplayer and single-player DLC
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 28, 2013 5:30PM PDT
As is standard for big-budget AAA games, The Last of Us will have DLC. It will also have a Season Pass, so that you can pre-order DLC at a discount. And as with any game that includes a multiplayer component, post-release content will expand the game's competitive modes. However, Naughty Dog has announced that it also has plans on releasing single-player DLC after launch--a first for the studio.
There will be three pieces of DLC after the game launches: two multiplayer, one single-player. "The journey and cast of characters in The Last of Us lends itself to thorough narrative exploration and we've got more of the story to tell," Naughty Dog says in the announcement.
The Season Pass will be available for $19.99, which is apparently a 30% savings over getting the content individually. Pre-ordering the Season Pass will also net you "Day 1 bonuses," which include increased crafting speed, increased healing speed, 9mm reload speed upgrade, and a rifle clip capacity upgrade. (You can read more about crafting in our guide.) Perhaps the most significant bonus is Grounded, an exclusive 90 minute "making of" documentary on the game.
Given how much of the Season Pass is comprised of multiplayer content, fans shouldn't rush to pre-order. Details on the game's online mode have been elusive, but Naughty Dog promises that "you'll be hearing about our multiplayer over the next couple of days." Perhaps you should wait until then before biting?