Based on the job listing, Naughty Dog is looking for a Live Ops Producer for an upcoming multiplayer title. The producer will “partner with producers, leads, and directors to understand their needs and develop processes to improve communication, scheduling, and overall quality of life.” The producer will work on a “multi-faceted games-as-a-service title,” which is most likely The Last of Us multiplayer game as it is expected to be a live service game. The role also requires experience in working on a AAA free-to-play live service game, which suggests the upcoming multiplayer title could be free-to-play. Naughty Dog hasn’t revealed the game’s name for obvious reasons, but it seems quite likely that the studio is hiring for The Last of Us multiplayer.
Naughty Dog hasn’t shared many details about The Last of Us multiplayer game besides its concept image. The game will have a massive map set in San Francisco, which is expected to be great for combat. The concept art of The Last of Us standalone multiplayer game has led to a fan theory stating there was a quarantine zone in San Francisco with a huge Firefly presence. Many fans now believe that they could be playing as Fireflies to fight against rival groups and the infected in the multiplayer game.