Sony’s multiplayer game based on The Last of Us has been officially cancelled. Developer Naughty Dog confirmed the decision, citing the impact on other projects as the reason. The studio stated that it will now focus on single-player narrative games, which have been a defining feature of Naughty Dog’s heritage. The Last of Us Online was intended to be a live service game, with regular updates and new content to retain players. However, maintaining such a game requires significant work, and Naughty Dog did not want to become solely focused on live service games. Sony has also recently announced a scaling back of its plans to produce more live service games. Despite this, the company still intends to prioritize quality in its multiplayer titles. Naughty Dog is currently working on multiple ambitious single-player games, as well as a remastered version of The Last of Us: Part 2 and a TV adaptation of the first game.