Naughty Dog revealed earlier today that the upcoming multiplayer maps for The Last of Us Remastered will be free to all owners of the game. This is a bit of a difference from even just a few days ago when it was believed that the maps would have a fee associated with them upon release. So, why the change of heart?

Well, it has a lot to do with the fact that many players are still having problems finding multiplayer matches.
Believe me, the entire team at Naughty Dog completely understands how frustrating this has been for many of you in our community. We've got some good news. At the end of July, we teased some new multiplayer add-on content which included a glimpse at new maps for Factions. We're glad to say that we've decided to release these two maps for free on both the PS3 and PS4 in appreciation for all of your continued patience as we work to resolve the matchmaking issues.

In a bit of bonus good news, Naughty Dog says that they've been working with other teams at PlayStation to fix those matchmaking issues.

(via Naughty Dog)