According to ND, the multiplayer of the The Last of Us has about 5,000-10,000 daily players (LINK). We all (most) feel that the game deserves more players. But, it seems that not alot of people know about the multiplayer's existence. In fact, I know several people personally that have the game and STILL haven't a clue that the game has multiplayer. I think the major contributor to the lack of awareness is one thing:
The Main Menu
The main menu. Imagine someone who doesn't follow any sort of gaming news or the industry booting this game up for the first time. New Game, Options, Load Game, you know, standard game stuff.
"Factions? Huh? Must be some boring backstory BS. I want to play the game!"
Sure, they can read the description, but how many people actually read that thing? Sadly, I don't think many.
Solution: Change the title of "Factions" to "Multiplayer". Maybe even go further and have it in three seperate sides of the menu, with perhaps even bigger font, like in Uncharted 3:
This all seems so trivial. But, I truly believe this needs to change. It might be too late for it to have any meaningful change, but if The Last of Us for the Playstation 4 actually exists and will have multiplayer, then this needs to happen.
Change the word "factions" in the main menu to "multiplayer" to help increase awareness of the multiplayer and to help the player pool grow.
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Good idea if they make TLOU2.
If people are dumb enough to overall ignore an option on the main menu for this long, I wouldn't want them on my team to be honest lol.
June, 2013 -- When ND listened to crying AGAIN!
This won't happen. I already stated this back in this thread back in October.
Fell on deaf ears.
So the guy select factions wondering what could it be. Then he sees his system trying to connect. What he thinks? "**bleep** This must be some kind of expensive dlc. Cancel it! Cancel it now!"
Mod Edit: Profanity- SpicyGoose19