Fortnite’s Veteran is now working as the Principal Monetization Designer for Naughty Dog
Details about the upcoming Naughty Dog project are scarce. We know it is a standalone multiplayer game set in the universe of The Last of Us, and it is coming to the PlayStation platform. Everything else is a mystery.
Well, a recent hire by the developer may have revealed something crucial. The highly anticipated game could very well be a free-to-play title.
Naughty Dog recently hired Anders Howard for the role of Principal Monetization Designer. Howard was previously the Senior Systems Designer on Fortnite — a successful free-to-play game.
One person getting a job isn’t enough to think that the TLOU MP game is going to be free. However, previous shenanigans make this speculation a little more likely.
Naughty Dog’s previous job posting had keywords such as “free to play” and “live service”. Combining all of this and the fact that live-service multiplayer games are often successful when they are free (Fortnite, COD Warzone, Apex Legends), there is a good chance that TLOU MP will follow suit.
The upcoming game could also get a PC release on Day One. This speculation isn’t made out of thin air. The Head of PlayStation Studios had previously said that live service games would get a Day One PC release as these games need a significant player base to survive.
You can read our previous stories for more TLOU-related leaks.