Naughty Dog has just released info on their plans for three DLC packs to come to The Last of Us over the next half dozen months. The first, a multiplayer map pack will be released October 15 and include four new maps -- Suburbs, Bus Depot, Hometown and Bookstore. The third pack is also multiplayer focused and will come out early 2014. However, Naughty Dogs' second DLC pack will in fact be single-player focused.
That's right, Naughty Dog must be shifting DLC philosophies, because this will be their very first single-player focused DLC pack ever. Not just that, but Naughty Dog says very clearly that, "This is an ambitious story with strong ties into the narrative of The Last of Us." It's not just a side-story or a one-off with a secondary character, this is a meaningful story that could prove an integral part of The Last of Us experience. Ah, it breaks my heart to see Naughty Dog embracing this sort of DLC after lasting so long.
Regarding pricing, Naughty Dog is offering all three packs in a Season Pass for $19.99, along with bonus items including 60 multiplayer masks. No details on individual item prices, though Naughty Dog insists they'll all be made readily available. They also say the season pass comes at a 75% discount, so who knows what each pack will end up costing standalone.
The Last of Us is currently available exclusively on PlayStation 3 and you can read our review for it here.