If you’re looking forward to playing The Last of Us Part 1 on PC, you may be able to get your hands on it sooner than you thought. According to one Naughty Dog dev, the studio’s overhaul of the beloved post-apocalyptic game is expected to launch on PC “very soon” after the PS5 release.
Naughty Dog Senior Environment Texture Artist, Jonathan Benainous, responded to a fan on Twitter (below) to tell them that The Last of Us Part 1’s PC version would be coming “very soon” after September’s initial PS5 launch.
Glad to hear you’re hyped man! PC version should come out a bit later, but very soon after the PS5 release!
— Jonathan BENAINOUS (@JonathanBenaino) July 23, 2022
While the PS5 version had been announced for a September 2 release, a PC version had only been listed as “in development”. Given the long waits for PC releases for many PlayStation exclusives, some worried that this could be a similar situation – but Benainous may have helped ease that a little.
“Very soon” isn’t much to go on, of course, but it sounds like those hoping to play the game on a computer shouldn’t have to wait too long after PlayStation fans get to check it out.
Notable is the fact that The Last of Us Part 1 will mark the first time the two-part franchise has landed on a non-PlayStation platform, so the remake’s launch on PC adds at least a little bit of credibility to long-standing rumors of The Last of Us Part 2 will eventually receive a port, too. Only time will tell if Naughty Dog has that one in the pipeline.
The Last of Us Part 1 – Summer Game Fest 2022
The Last of Us Part 1 will take advantage of the PS5’s hardware with vastly updated character models, redesigned environments, haptic feedback, and more. However, reception to the remake has been understandably mixed given that the majority of the improvements are related to the game’s visuals, leaving many frustrated by its high price-tag – especially considering 2014’s PS4 remaster of the game still holds up remarkably well.
The Last of Us Part 1 launches September 2 on PS5. Stay tuned to IGN for more information regarding the release date of the PC port.
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