Naughty Dog has damaged its silence on The Last of Us standalone multiplayer project, solely to ask followers for extra time.

As half of The Last of Us Day 2021 celebrations, Naughty Dog penned a letter to followers, reflecting upon Part II‘s development, release, and reception. Communications executive Rochelle Snyder reassured fans that the studio is still working on the multiplayer project, and will have more to share when it’s prepared.

“In short, we’re working on it – we see the community comments as many of you clamor for multiplayer and want updates,” the letter reads. “For now, we’ll say that we love what the team is developing and want to give them time to build out their ambitious project, we’ll reveal more when it’s ready! To that end, we’ve been busy growing our team inside the kennel since The Last of Us Part II launched and are currently in full swing of hiring for MP-related positions (hint hint), so if you or somebody you know qualifies for anything you see on our jobs page, apply!”

Elsewhere within the letter, Naughty Dog mentioned that it’s proud of the truth that The Last of Us II is now probably the most awarded game of all time.

“We are continually in awe of the support you provide and please know that our team reads the fan letters, marvels over the art you make, and is moved by the heart you all bring to re-creating a slice of The Last of Us in your own world,” the studio wrote.

[Source: Naughty Dog]