It’s been years since Naughty Dog con­firmed it was work­ing on a new mul­ti­play­er game set in The Last of Us uni­verse. Now, some new details on this stand­alone mul­ti­play­er title has been unveiled. VGC noticed new job list­ings at the stu­dio that men­tioned “Naughty Dog’s newest adven­ture” and how the stu­dio wants to apply its focus on qual­i­ty into this mul­ti­play­er game.

Embark on Naughty Dog’s newest adventure–the stu­dio’s first stand­alone mul­ti­play­er game! We’re seek­ing to bring the same lev­el of ambi­tion and qual­i­ty of our sig­na­ture, sto­ry-dri­ven games to this unique mul­ti­play­er project,” read part of the job descrip­tion for a game­play scripter. “This is a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to make an impact in your dis­ci­pline and craft an expe­ri­ence that will be enjoyed and shared by mil­lions of play­ers around the world.”

A job list­ing for level/environment design­er for the project includes the same description.

Naughty Dog did con­firm back in 2019 that The Last of Us: Part II would not launch with a new ver­sion of the Fac­tions mul­ti­play­er mode. How­ev­er, they did say at the time that a stand­alone with­in The Last of Us uni­verse was being cre­at­ed. While these new job ads did not men­tion The Last of Us by name, it seems like­ly based on the timeframe. 

It’s still a mys­tery as to when any infor­ma­tion about Naughty Dog’s new mul­ti­play­er might be announced, espe­cial­ly since Sony is not attend­ing E3 again.