Naughty Dog knows all too well about the issues with The Last of Us Remastered multiplayer matchmaking. The developer knows the multiplayer is not working at times, both because they play the game themselves and because they listen to their most ardent fans. The company today officially addressed the problems and shed light on a possible fix.
The developers today said working on The Last of Us Remastered multiplayer matchmaking is “our number one priority.” In a statement, the company acknowledged that while LiveUpdates and Patch 1.02 fixed some problems, there’s still more work to be done.
“We’ve been working hard to alleviate the long waits in Factions matchmaking some of our multiplayer community have been experiencing,” said Naughty Dog. “We are working on resolving this issue for those in our community who are still affected.”
Naughty Dog then went on to say that they’re working not just internally to fix The Last of Us Remastered multiplayer matchmaking issues, but also with Sony PlayStation staff.
“Since we are working with multiple groups inside and outside of the studio, we don’t yet have an exact date on when these updates will roll out,” said Naughty Dog. “Our current estimate is on the short side of weeks, rather than months. We’ll be sure to keep you updated the moment we can provide more specific timing, or an actual date.”
It doesn’t sound like an exact fix is known, and that its rollout date is still weeks away. So, if you’re struggling to connect to multiplayer matches quickly, rest assured that you’re not alone and that Naughty Dog is working on it. You may just have to endure the waits a bit longer than you might have liked.
To alleviate the pain, Naughty Dog is releasing some free multiplayer maps. Here’s their exact statement.
“At the end of July, we teased some new multiplayer add-on content which included a glimpse at new maps for Factions. We’re glad to say that we’ve decided to release these two maps for free on both the PS3 and PS4 in appreciation for all of your continued patience as we work to resolve the matchmaking issues.”