Games developer Naughty Dog’s smash-hit The Last of Us enjoyed the top spot on many news sources’ best games of 2013 lists, but one thing that is still unclear is exactly when the hugely-popular game’s first single-player downloadable content (DLC) will be released.
“If you haven’t heard yet our first ever single player DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind, will be available to download in early 2014. The teaser trailer is out and we’ll have ton of news hitting in early January about it so keep your PS3 humming,” the studio’s Eric Monacelli teased in late December.
However, online e-Commerce website Amazon.com has the Left Behind DLC pegged at a 1 April release date, but whether the date is only a placeholder is still unknown.
Players of the title on the PS3 system has also been inquiring whether the game will be making it’s way to Sony’s newly-released PlayStation 4 console, after which the developers stated that they have different priorities at the moment.
“The success of The Last of Us was definitely welcome and we’re very grateful for it. However, as far as future projects go, everything is still To Be Determined. The Last of Us team is hard at work on The Last of Us: Left Behind, which is our first ever single player DLC, right now. As for what happens after the next TLOU DLC drops, we recently teased UNCHARTED for the PS4 and have multiplayer TLOU DLC coming,” they wrote on their Facebook page.
They also detailed the reworking of their Naughty Dog in-game engine, which could hamper a PS4 release. “We’re working on revamping our Naughty Dog engine to be running smoothly on the PS4. Future projects will take shape once that’s ready to go.”
The studio is also currently working on a new version in the Uncharted series for the PS4.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor