Naughty Dog says new difficulty mode in The Last of Us is "near impossible."
Tomorrow the latest The Last of Us multiplayer patch will go live, and this week the last DLC will be available through the PlayStation Store. A trailer released today shows off the Reclaimed Territories map pack, the professional survival skills bundle, the situational survival skills bundle, and the grounded mode difficulty.
The new difficulty mode is the hardest mode in the single-player campaign, and Naughty Dog has stated it makes the game nearly impossible to complete. The remaining content is available for multiplayer. Each pack or bundle will be sold separately for those without a Season Pass. For those without a Season Pass, Reclaimed Territories map pack costs $9.99, the Survivalist Weapon Bundle costs $5.99, and the two Survival Skills bundles cost $3.99 each. Sony will stop selling season passes after the week of May 13. All players will receive the full-auto rifle for free.
The remastered version of The Last of Us for PS4 will be available the third or fourth quarter of this year and includes all of the DLC. Naughty Dog is looking into a discount on The Last of Us Remastered for players who purchased the game originally on the PS3, but the company cannot guarantee anything yet.
Naughty Dog will show off the content in more depth in a livestream today from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time. More details about the patch will be released just before the update goes live.