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Naughty Dog’s release of new DLC for The Last of Us made a lot of people angry

Naughty Dog’s release of new DLC for The Last of Us made a lot of people angry

Naughty Dog announced a couple of new downloadable content packs for both the PS3 version of The Last of Us and the recently released PS4 version, The Last of Us Remastered. One of them is called the Grit and Gear Bundle, consists of six items and costs $6.99.  Then, there’s as Gestures bundle which includes three new gestures and is priced at $2.49, but you can also purchase each gesture individually. But this is just the beginning apparently as Naughty Dog also says that yet another bundle will be making its way to The Last of Us next week. This DLC goes by the name of Professional Sports Bundle and features seven new headgear pieces, all at the price of $7.99. But wait, there’s more! The company also says that new downloadable content will be released two weeks from now. This will consist of at least one new map and several new weapons.

Now, while this news sounds very exciting for some, not all players are happy to hear about the new DLCs. In fact, more than a few users on the PlayStation blog seem downright angry that Naughty Dog keeps asking for money. Granted, the company is not forcing anyone to buy additional content but still. The main complain is that The Last of Us Remastered doesn’t have a Season Pass option like the PS3 version did. Also, the Remastered version includes some of the DLCs from the PS3 version, but players claim they were lead to believe that it will include all of them. Another concern is that Naughty Dog will keep milking this game to death now that it’s also available on the PS4.

“So they made the game $49.99 to nickel and dime you to death. This isn’t right. And they don’t even give you a discount if you already own the game on PS3,” one user points out. Somebody else says: “Yay!!! The people love our game let’s shove some more DLC down their throat every 2 weeks is what I read.” Naughty Dog’s community strategist Eric Monacelli seems to resent some of these accusations and responds with “Ha. Not at all. We want you to play with new gear. Also, if you don’t want to buy now we have bundles and sales coming.” He also promises that ” We’ll have ways to get the DLC items in the future via bundles and sales.”

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. The release of The Last of Us Remastered definitely made a lot of people happy, but clearly the same can not be said about the announcement of more DLC. What do you guys think about all of this?

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  • Convergence87

    I’m just annoyed that there is no ps3-ps4 upgrade option for people who bought the very pricey ps3 digital version

    • cruzzercruz

      The one that cost the same as the disc on release?

      • Convergence87

        The digital version for the ps3 was 50 pounds and and said they wouldn’t be doing a ps4 version. I think the situation is unfair for people like me who took them at their word.

        • cruzzercruz

          Had they announced a later release for the PS4 version, it likely would’ve hurt sales of the PS3 version. It’s unfortunate, but it’s business. I purchased the PS3 edition as well, but was still willing to pay for the PS4 one because I love the game. This concept of the $10 upgrade was for those launch games that were in simultaneous development that everyone knew about, or cross buys for cheaper games. I wouldn’t ever expect something launching primarily for one console, then getting remastered a year later to have any sort of discount in the gaming industry.

          • mikefichera

            It’s bad business.

          • Jeffrey Kuhl

            Actually, it’s very smart business.

          • Russell Gorall

            Another amazing post from Naughty Dog PR…

    • Justin Tata

      there is or was, at game stop. I turned in my ps3 copy for a 50% discount. so that left $25, Seeing as how I was going to get the DLC’s and they’re included i probably didn’t spend anymore money on the remastered version.

  • Thinkaboutit

    lol what a bunch of idiots

    • demfax

      All DLC is optional, almost all of it cosmetic, cross buy, and most of it is covered by the PS3 TLOU Season Pass. It’s all multiplayer DLC anyway.

      A few people asking questions on the Playstation Blog is “a lot of angry people”? BS. The vast supermajority of The Last of Us Remastered owners don’t care.

      There are more rabid, hateful microsoft shills screaming and exaggerating the DLC (you) than there are PS4 owners who care.

      • Thinkaboutit

        So your saying that your season pass for the sixty dollar game that you paid for less than a year ago covers the same game that you just paid fifty for. And only most of it is covered so you still get charged for the whole thing. You guys praise F2P then praise paying over 120 dollars for a game. That good sir makes you an idiot.

        • demfax

          No, you are delusional. The season’s pass covered the PS3 content.

          Nobody is “praising” this, the vast majority of people don’t care. It’s only deranged, rabid microsoft shills (you) screaming about it.

      • d0x360

        So I guess your going to call everyone who doesn’t agree with you a shill then…doesn’t that in turn make you look like a shill for Sony?

        • demfax

          No, I’m making reasonable arguments and stating facts. Such as the fact that more microsoft shills are screaming about this than anyone who actually owns The Last of Us Remastered.

          • d0x360

            And you know this because? You witnessed them being paid!

  • PachterStation

    In the UK, there was 2 releases, which both sold for the same price (cheapest £38). A Day One Edition, there should’ve been one version at launch. But even at £38, it’s a rip off. More DLC, that’ll come at a cost. Fair enough, the PS4 version came with the DLC from the PS3 version, but £38, it just isn’t worth it. Remakes, HD remakes and more so DLC, they don’t go down too well when they clock in at silly prices. But I still say that the DLC bubble will burst any minute. Codemasters are the biggest piss takers. It got worse with Grid 2, due to 3 different versions at launch and virtually endless DLC. I’m glad to say that I don’t fall for all this rubbish. The more idiots pay into it, the longer it’ll go on for. Don’t blame the publishers, as it’s there because you pay into it.

  • Shawn

    I love tlou multi player esp compared to uncharted which multi player is pure trash, but ND seriously need to dedicate a small group to make new maps etc for tlou to breath life into the game for awhile, im not saying they need to keep releasing gesture packs and shit like that but def maps even if it is like a map a month …

  • Wolf Haley

    ” In fact, more a few users on the PlayStation blog seem downright angry
    that Naughty Dog keeps asking for money. Granted, the company is not
    forcing anyone to buy additional content but still.” You refuted your own argument. Naughty Dog didn’t ask for any handouts so stop bitching.

    • Russell Gorall

      You realize you are bitching about bitching?

      • Wolf Haley

        Amazing cause you’re now bitching about me bitching about bitching so fuck off.

  • Giul Xainx

    When it comes to anything naughty dog…. buy the season pass.

    In fact any game you enjoy…. buy the season pass.

  • Volpejr

    I think we just need to get used to it from Sony this gen.. we’re gonna get nickeled and dimed to death.. Let the milking commence.

    • demfax

      All DLC is optional, almost all of it cosmetic, cross buy, and most of it is covered by the PS3 TLOU Season Pass. It’s all multiplayer DLC anyway.

      A few people asking questions on the Playstation Blog is “a lot of angry people”? BS. The vast supermajority of The Last of Us Remastered owners don’t care.

      There are more rabid, hateful microsoft shills (you) screaming and exaggerating the DLC than there are PS4 owners who care.

      • d0x360

        Little unfair to assume someone is a “shill” don’t you think? It is possible for people to get upset even if you don’t understand or agree and doing so doesn’t make them fanboys.

        I bought the ps3 version at launch and I bought it again on ps4. I have no intentions to play multiplayer so the dlc debate doesn’t bother me. The game is absolutely fantastic as it shipped but you insulting people makes you just as bad as they would be if in fact they were shills.

        If you disagree with an opinion then by all means say so and why but there is no reason to start attacking people over it.

      • Dynasty2021

        Micro-transactions are in TLOU.

        Says everything you need to know about the company/publisher.

        EA do it and they get ripped apart for it.

        Sony do it and nothing, because hey, ND are gods to console peasants.

        • Carlos Nontol

          There is no micro transactions. You don’t need to pay in order to win or something like that.

      • Justin Tata

        for every person willing to take time out of there day to blog or post about a complaint probably represent 100 people that don’t have the time or the patience to do so. Let’s just admit it, Naughty Dog is milking it a little.

  • Jp Due

    The whine generation should be so proud. Don’t like it, don’t buy it

  • Semyon

    Ps3 ver + season pass + ps4 ver = 150$ or something like that. Isn’t this enough for doing this few pieces free for me? Thats not how you should treat your fans :/

    • Austin K

      They treat their fans by making more content, but it isn’t free. When a football team does well, they don’t give discounted tickets to everyone. They try to deliver more “content” by doing well. In fact their prices go up. At least the games aren’t more expensive.

      • Semyon

        Interesting opinion. But this is just ONE game. Price was already tripled by all additions and new versions and that is not the end :) That doesn’t look ideal for me, thats all :)

        • Edward Hayes

          Just don’t feed into it man. I disagree with most DLC so I don’t buy it…we aren’t being forced to. In my case I rarely beat a game 100% any way

      • Justin Tata

        Well, it is a business. I’m sure there are a few hundred people who work for the developing company that worked on this game. All of which have families, and it is there job. If you made something with a group of people and it was your job. Wouldn’t you want the most out of your hard work. So take the amount of money they made on the game subtract the publishers fees, marketing, overhead, and probably so much more and then divide by the number of employees that work for naughty dog and you probably aren’t left with much.. Maybe enough to get by for a few years until your next game comes out. ITS A JOB!

        • Justin Tata

          oh and i’m sure some of those people worked on games that flopped. This is they’re pay day to make up for the year and years adding up to what they culminated to.

    • Carlos Nontol

      If you bought the Ps4 version, why didn’t you sell your ps3 copy?

      • Semyon

        i don’t know. I just never do this. Love my collection of games. I save it for the future nostalgia maybe :)

      • Insider

        Probably because once the PS4 version was announced your PS3 version is worth nothing.

  • Brian

    smdh…..say it isn’t so sony

  • Manoj Varughese

    I’m picking TLOU remastered when it gets slashed further.

    • Russell Gorall

      Wait for the Remastered GOTY Platinum Edition.

      • Justin Tata

        I have both and I will buy the Super Elite Platinum Hyper Delux 4K Ultra 3D-HD Re-Remastered TLOU. 4K 4096 x 2160 2160p is the next generation of ultra high definition and they have to remake this game with that. By that time the characters will not only look real but they will be jumping out of your screen in your living room. I can’t wait to see what technology has in store. In a few years will almost be in the game itself. The Morpheus project has peeked my interest. lol

    • Dynasty2021

      Shouldn’t take long for the price cuts.

      Converts from Xbox will play it, go “yeah,pretty good” then trade it in.

      Those that have already owned it on PS3 will realize their retarded ways for buying it again at £40 just for 60 FPS, but they’re graphic whores so that makes sense, and trade it in once the “ZOMFGNOWAI60FPSLOLSUCKITPC” ridiculous attitude has worn off.

  • Dino DiRienzo

    Yeah cause naughty dog is the only game company that is guilty of this give it a damn rest buy it or dont they are not holding a flamethrower to your head are they no so just stop it.

  • demfax

    All DLC is optional, almost all of it cosmetic, cross buy, and most of it is covered by the PS3 TLOU Season Pass. It’s all multiplayer DLC anyway.

    A few people asking questions on the Playstation Blog is “a lot of angry people”? BS. The vast supermajority of The Last of Us Remastered owners don’t care.

    There are more rabid, hateful microsoft shills screaming and exaggerating the DLC than there are PS4 owners who care.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    “In fact, more a few users on the PlayStation blog” a few unappreciative cry baby kids complained and you felt it required an article made about it. If you dont want the DLC dont buy it, its as simple as that. It astonishes me how in this day and age spoiled little children actually complain for being given options. Sounds more to me like its just a bunch of bitter whiners mad because TLOU is so universally acclaimed.

    • Russell Gorall

      Whining about whiners?

      • Justin Tata

        whining about whining about whiners and now i’m whining about it.. WTF.. this is a never ending vitious cycle. lol

  • Russell Gorall

    The new Capcom.

    • Carlos Nontol

      Capcom sold as DLC what it was on the disc. ND DLCs are just cosmetic thing, like mask, or hats. Nothing that change the MP.

      • Russell Gorall

        Like guns? The guns to be bought were there before the game was sold legally as the Remastered version.

        You are literally saying Naughty Dog’s DLC are okay because they are Naughty Dog. As a consumer, we should all be smarter than this.

        • Carlos Nontol

          It says “remastered” not complete edition or something like that. I bought the season pass for PS3 so I have that stuff on my PS4 too (for free)

  • d0x360

    I don’t personally care cause I have no intention to play much multiplayer but I thought the ps4 version had all the dlc so I can understand why some would be upset. Especially those that bought both versions.

    These are cosmetic packs of dlc right? They don’t enhance gameplay in a Significant manner do they?

  • Rickman

    Who cares? Just don’t buy it, duh

  • datdude

    If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. Otherwise, shut your whining, entitled, bitch asses the fuck up.

  • ChristCompelsYou

    They seek wealth as any other Human would. They cannot be the ones to blame. It is in human nature. Forgive them; my people.

    • madMARTYNmarsh

      There is seeking wealth and then there is outright greed. Naughty Dog are guilty of greed. Greed is a sin (if you are religious) and generally disgusting behaviour.

  • Kristdan Fisher

    All the outfit and gestures DLC are some of the worst DLC I’ve ever seen,they’re a total cash grab rip off,anyone in they’re right mind would never ever pay for that stuff,it adds nothing to game play and nothing in any way really to the game. I only brought the story DLC and that’s it coz I’m not going to rip off my own bank account.

  • Dynasty2021

    That and the micro-transactions in MP.

    But heaven forbid anyone say a bad word against ND hey?

    • Drewz19

      I have the last of us remastered and at launch I had the ps3 version.

      I understand they have different dlc packs that offer new cosmetic items for your characters in multiplayer. The cool thing is, I don’t have to buy anything. I’m not going to buy any of the dlc packs because they are not needed. Only meant to be there if you want a little extra flare.

      It’s like being upset with buying a car that a month later the manufacturer offers a new stereo system. I wouldn’t think they are forcing me to buy it or nickel and diming me… I have a choice to upgrade my car if I want.

  • Jessika S.

    You got what you paid for no one is forcing anyone to buy this, you where happy when you first purchased The Last of Us and happy when you got it for the second time with The Last of Us Remastered the rest is optional we don’t have to buy it.

  • Daniel Peat

    When it’s a story-based dlc I’m happy to buy it because it means the company have taken the extra time to create an entirely new part of the game like ‘Left Behind’. But when developers just shove about some new headgear or weapons, its disgraceful to think that we should pay for something so trivial. I’ve gotten to grips with Season Pass’ over the last few years and although I’m not happy with them, I tolerate them. Micro-transactions for skins/weapon/mp-map packs on the other hand is awful and should be stopped.

    • Swinny UK

      ”Micro-transactions for skins/weapon/mp-map packs on the other hand is awful and should be stopped.”- Why? Would you rather them remove the option to buy them from in-game to force you to have to go to the PS Store? I understand disliking DLC-Weapons but as for map-packs and skins, I don’t see the problem at all.

  • Danzo

    Got it last Thursday from GameStop £29 shipped, completed story+DLC sold today on EBay for £28 no interest in the multiplayer side of it ….was an excellent game glad I held off buying on ps3 now someone else has got a bargain….. :-)

  • Kira Tee

    I only hate that why new dlc s didnt free for season pass holders

  • NoWay123

    Are those DLC’s for single campaign mode or online?

    • Swinny UK

      They’re static items, like hats and masks, that is all, nothing important, just a way for online-players to customise their character.

  • Gabriel Santander

    I think it’s absurd that Naughty Dog made us paid $50 for the game, i bought the ps3 copy and it cost me $80 with the season pass. Now im paying $50 and im not getting the season pass, they should’ve include it with player that bought the game, for example bf3 has a season pass and they kept it in bf4 . I loved TLOU but i think it’s a rip off for player who payed full price and got the season pass. Yet they are including dlc’s and costing $8 wtf,They have to give something to the season pass holder’s i think it’s not fair, But that’s just my personal opinion.

    • Carlos Cedillo

      They MADE you?? I dont remember naughty dog pointing a gun at my face when i bought the last of us

      • Gabriel Santander

        Basically for me they did, why ? Because they knew that TLOU was a major hit. People wanted TLOU upgraded to the ps4, like COD ghost they shoul’ve done that knowing that they was going to do it anyways. Now they are reselling it for $50 ,maybe you dont think it’s a rip off because you just got the game but i dont know that. At least that’s what i think, i love the game and i wanted the game for the ps4 version i didn’t went to gamestop and said here take $30 instead of $50 . So yeah for me they made us paid $50 they could’ve at least sell it for $30 like metal gear, that game was great and for me it was worth $30 because they knew it was a short game.

  • Jeffrey Kuhl

    Bunch of freakin whiners…

  • o0 avid 0o

    screw the hats guys, we want more STORY. Left behind was a start but man that ending left it WIDE OPEN. mp stuff is ok but it’s not why we fell in love with the game.

  • madMARTYNmarsh

    The only thing that bothered me about the DLC for The Last of Us was the fact that I bought the season pass for a story heavy game expecting that the DLC would be added story. I was disappointed.

  • Alec Scott

    People actually play the multiplayer on this?

  • Fern

    What a useless article. Who cares? Just trying to start shit. Nobody has to buy the stupid hats or gestures. If ND wants to offer extra stuff for sale to help fund making more awesome games, what’s the problem? Business as usual.

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