Sony and Naughty Dog have revealed their plans for Uncharted 4's multiplayer DLC content.
Naugthy Dog is planning to support Uncharted 4 with new content up until Spring 2017 at least. During this time, the game will receive new multiplayer maps, game modes, weapons, boosters, mysticals, skins, and more. All DLC maps and game modes will be available to everyone at no additional cost, while weapons, mysticals, boosters and other in-game items will have to be unlocked through gameplay.
In order to unlock in-game items players will need to acquire relics. These can be acquired by either completing daily Challenges or winning matches, which players can then spend on DLC Chests.
At launch, the game will have six multiplayer modes: Ranked Team Deathmatch, Command, Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Warm Up Playlist, and Trials. No information was revealed on the number of maps, but going by previous games, we can probably expect 6-8 multiplayer maps at launch.
"We strongly believe that players must be on an even playing field," said lead game designer, Robert Cogburn. "To do this, we made Relics, a currency that can only be earned through gameplay and will be able to unlock all DLC, present and future. We will be putting future gameplay items ranging from Mysticals to Boosters into DLC Gameplay Chests. Each Chest will contain new gameplay items.
"We intend to keep the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer experience as fresh as possible for as long as possible. Over time, Naughty Dog will release a variety of new maps, modes and gameplay items at no additional cost (including Co-op), that will introduce new rules and play styles.
"It was our goal from the start to give players the ability to earn DLC items through gameplay. No DLC item is available exclusively using Uncharted Points.
"The idea of delivering our DLC this way was greatly influenced by the goal of having a unified community. Maps and modes will be available to everyone on the same day. This will ensure that all players are kept together and experience new content at the same time.
"We also feel that a unified community happens through engagement. Beyond our engagement with players through social media and our forums, we'll soon introduce Cinema so that players can review matches and use a tool that will allow them to create custom Uncharted multiplayer footage. This has been a popular tool in previous Uncharted multiplayer games, and we are excited to make it available in the near future."
Naughty Dog has also detailed the contents included in the Season Pass. In addition to the single-player story add-on, the Season Pass includes two multiplayer packs:
MP Pack 1
"“ Long Gun
MP Pack 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End releases worldwide on the 10th of May.
Source: PlayStation Blog