The Last of Us Part II is a huge sales success, but developer Naughty Dog won’t follow it up with any DLC. Writer-director Neil Druckmann told Kinda Funny that The Last of Us Part II won’t have any story DLC. The 2013 original game had story DLC in the very well received Left Behind, which was part of the game’s Season Pass, but there are “no plans” for anything similar for the sequel.
“No, with Last of Us I think we had some Season Pass or something that said ahead of time we have some story DLC–no there’s no plans for that [with The Last of Us Part II],” Druckmann said.
While The Last of Us Part II seemingly won’t have any story DLC, Naughty Dog will expand the game with a multiplayer mode of some kind in the future. Naughty Dog has said the game will get a separate online experience down the road through some kind of standalone title.
With the launch of the PlayStation 5 coming up in a few months, it seems the next-generation console could be where the new Last of Us II multiplayer game shows up, but nothing is confirmed yet. The Last of Us Part II will be among the thousands of PS4 games that will be playable on PS5.
The Last of Us Part II sold more than 4 million copies over its first three days to set new records at PlayStation, outpacing other exclusives like Spider-Man, God of War, and Uncharted 4.
For more on The Last of Us Part II, check out editor Phil Hornshaw’s recent opinion piece, “The Last Of Us 2’s Obsession With A Gamer Gotcha Undermines Its Characters.”