We all know work is ongoing on The Last of Us: Part II’s long-anticipated multiplayer spin-off: Naughty Canine boss Neil Druckmann more or less admitted as much on Twitter last week, pleading for persistence from followers. Nonetheless, whereas it’s unclear how shut the Factions follow-up is to releasing, we do know that the developer is continuous to flesh out its ranks with quite a few multiplayer targeted hires.
One such position it’s promoting proper now, as noticed by GameSpot, is the place of an Economy Designer. The blurb ought to provide you with a good suggestion of what sort of duties the candidate might be liable for: “We’re in search of a passionate multiplayer financial system designer who may help us create avenues for self-expression for our gamers, guarantee sturdy longevity to our video games, and provides our gamers nice rewards to try for.”
The job description continues that recruitments might be required to “design and tune recreation financial system and development” and “collaborate extensively with [the live operations team] to optimise financial system and reply to participant wants”. It’s all moderately vanilla stuff, however we are able to make a couple of inferences about what the way forward for The Final of Us’ multiplayer will appear like based mostly on this.
Successfully, it appears like Naughty Canine is trying to construct a really “sticky” kind of expertise, with common updates, like we see with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War or Fortnite. Clearly, the franchise has its personal distinctive type of gameplay, however we wouldn’t be shocked to see the developer double down on post-release assist right here.
Naturally, the phrase “financial system” will lead readers on to microtransactions, and whereas we anticipate this title could have all the trimmings of a contemporary multiplayer recreation – a Battle Cross, for instance, feels nailed on – it’s price noting that it very a lot seems to be referring to in-game economies right here; this place is being marketed as a result of Naughty Canine desires to “give our gamers nice rewards to try for”.
Hopefully we get to see what it’s been cooking within the not-too distant future.