Don’t expect The Last of Us DLC anytime soon

June 25, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming

While developer Naughty Dog is revelling in all the praise that has been heaped on their latest title The Last of Us (read our review here), fans will have to wait for some time before the company rolls out the planned Downloadable Content (DLC).

(Read our Top Five Moments From Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us here)

A screenshot of Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us (image: Naughty Dog)

In an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, Bruce Straley, Game Director, and Neil Druckmann, Creative Director, confirmed that DLC is definitely on its way, but it will be a while before players can delve back into the dystopian world.

The first part of the 3-part DLC series will flesh out the single-player campaign, while the remaining two DLC pack will focus on the game’s multiplayer.

“(It’s) a little side story that we think is going to add more to what you’ve experienced, though it’s still (in the) early days,” the pair said.

They also revealed that in the first draft of the title, they planned to have a dog in the title as well. “(We) cut that pretty early because we realized there’s too much stuff here. One of the programmers just freaked out,” they said.

For the main campaign, Druckmann also revealed that the original plan was to cut out the infected, and only have the player battle human elements. He said they considered “even cutting the infected out completely, because they were taking us into things we wanted to avoid”.

The Season Pass for the title includes:

* Increased Crafting Speed

* Increased Healing Speed

* 9mm Reload Speed Upgrade

* Rifle Clip Capacity Upgrade

* Grounded – exclusive 90min “Making of The Last of Us” documentary

While the Survival DLC that shipped with pre-order include:

* Bonus experience points

* Melee attack booster for more damage in hand-to-hand combat

* Additional in-game currency

* Special customizable multiplayer items

* Two bonus skins for Joel and Ellie

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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