I'm not too bummed about the infected being excluded in the MP; honestly, it would feel a bit crowded if they were walking around the maps, and I would hate playing as them if they worked anything like they do in Dead Space 2. Still, it would be cool to have a co-op mode with the Infected.
Maybe they could release a co-op mode similar to how co-op adventure is in U3? That way they could have a loosely-related storyline with separate characters, and then Ellie wouldn't have to be a playable character.
I feel like that horde-esque mode (or all the other modes in U3 not in tlou) will eventually come to this game.... But for a price. Sad thing is i might buy it, despite the fact it is supposed to be included in the game just like how it was on past 2 uncharteds.
Maybe in an ideal world but in this world developers need to get paid for all their toil. Free is simply an unrealistic business model. And I believe that if the demand is great enough then ND would consider integrating the infected into a MP game mode somehow, tastefully.... not a horde, not playing as the infected but as others have said having them as a third hostile faction that can go either way would be fun, intense and totally appropriate considering how much of an essential role they already play in the game. It really is kind of a no brainer.
And your point about L4D. That's PC or Xbox, not Playstation. There really are very few quality zombie/survival horror games for our console. Which is all the more reason to make this game count since it is a PS exclusive. I've always wanted to play a team death match or an objective based game mode where two teams of humans fight eachother with zombies in the mix.... I thought I was going to get that with Grief mode in BO2 but they dropped that ball so this game is litterally our last chance to get gameplay like this on the PS3.
I believe ND have the resources to make it happen, they should and I think they will. If you don't like it you don't have to play it but don't act as if we are silly for wanting infected in the MP. Doing that makes you sound like a blind fan girl.
.... and your logic that "it's been done before in other games" is hopelessly flawed. How many MP modes are just pvp? Too many to count... definately more times than the kind of mode were asking for so in reality TLOU's MP (in it's current state) is more cliche than PvZvP. Your point is so moot it is negligable!