The lights are on
As it continues to work to fix problem's with the game's matchmaking, Naughty Dog releases two free multiplayer maps as a gesture to fans.
In a blog post on its official site, Naughty Dog acknowledged ongoing problems with the matchmaking in The Last of Us: Remastered, writing:
"We've been working hard to alleviate the long waits in Factions matchmaking some of our multiplayer community have been experiencing. We are working on resolving this issue for those in our community who are still affected.
We know this can be frustrating and the team here at Naughty Dog wants everyone in our community to know that working on this issue continues to be our number one priority.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have deployed LiveUpdates and Patch 1.02, which have resulted in some significant improvements, but there is still more to be done to reduce the matchmaking wait times."
As a make-good for the problems, the studio has decided to release two new multiplayer maps for the game, stating, "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."
[Source: Naughty Dog]
Our Take:These type of problems are, sadly, very common in the game industry today. At least Naughty Dog is communicating with its fans, and taking steps to make up for the problem. Let's hope the matchmaking is fixed soon.