Shelving Factions in The Last of Us Part II was a controversial decision for fans of the series. Since Part II‘s launch in 2020, there hasn’t been much news on whether the mode will return.

Today at Summer Game Fest, Neil Druckmann took the stage to talk about the future of The Last of Us universe. He touched on the long-awaited multiplayer, HBO’s The Last of Us adaptation, and The Last of Us Part I, which leaked before the event began.

While Druckmann notes they’re not sharing many details this year, what they’re working on isn’t just a mode, it’s a standalone experience.

Moving to discuss the HBO adaptation of The Last of Us, Druckmann also shared a picture of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey; Joel and Ellie in the show. Druckmann is also an Executive Producer and writer on the show and even directed an episode. The original Joel and Ellie, Troy Baker, and Ashley Johnson came on stage to announce they also had roles in the TV show, joining the cast in “major roles.”

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in HBO’s The Last of Us

Finally, Geoff and Neil discussed the news of Part I and shared the trailer that leaked just before the show began.

Are you excited that The Last of Us Part II’s multiplayer has gone from just a mode to a full game? Who do you think Ashley and Troy will portray in the HBO adaptation? Will you buy The Last of Us Part I again on the PlayStation 5? Let us know in the comments.

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Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!