The PC port of The Last of Us Part One has been delayed by three weeks. In a tweet, developer Naughty Dog confirmed that the highly-anticipated emotional zombie-slaying survivor game, originally scheduled for release on March 3, will now launch on March 28. The extra time will be used to ensure a flawless experience at launch, free of bugs or optimization issues, the studio claims. The delay was due in part to the success of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, and Naughty Dog didn’t want to tarnish its reputation by launching a port with a bit rough edges.
“Our studio has been overwhelmed by the love and support we’ve shown for The Last of Us these past few weeks. Hearing your love for the HBO adaptation, seeing your beautiful photo mode shots, and learning about our studio nearly a decade ago How the world and characters created continue to captivate fans old and new every day,” Naughty Dog’s open letter read. “As such, we want to make sure that The Last of Us Part 1’s PC debut is in the best shape possible. These extra weeks will allow us to make sure this version of The Last of Us lives up to your standards and ours.” The developers haven’t yet revealed system requirements and new PC-specific features, which typically roll over the PS5 version launched last September, with improved graphics and load times.
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But if past PlayStation-PC ports are anything to go by — and they’ve been consistent — gamers can look forward to unlocked frame rates, support for ultrawide monitors, and other technical perks tailored to the graphics card. However, the story remains the same as the 2013 original, in which you’ll follow the journey of hardy survivor Joel on a mission to smuggle teen Ellie into a post-pandemic America filled with victims of the pandemic. Infected mutants. By battling grief and overcoming eccentric survivors, the couple eventually forges a father-daughter relationship, rekindling a light of hope in Joel’s unhappy heart.
Throughout the marketing campaign for the PS5 launch, Sony seemed to be very aggressive in letting people know that The Last of Us Part One was a full-scale remake built from the ground up. Even then, Rs. The $4,999/$70 price tag may seem overpriced to fans — especially those who have played previous versions. There are now three variants – the original 2013 The Last of Us, the PS4 remake, and now the remake. A game so good, Naughty Dog couldn’t help but polish it up a bit and re-release it. The Last of Us Part I not only improves the visuals, but also adds AI (enemies) upgrades so they behave similarly to characters from the critically acclaimed gory sequel, The Last of Us Part II. Also included is a permadeath mode for gaming masochists, and over 60 accessibility features for those with visual, auditory, or motor challenges.
To celebrate the HBO series’ debut last month, we’re offering PS Plus Deluxe/Premium members a free two-hour trial of The Last of Us Part One. Those on the fence about getting the game can take it for a test drive and make an informed decision on whether the upgrade is worth the full price. PS Plus Deluxe subscription costs Rs. 849 per month. Meanwhile, HBO has renewed the series for a second season of The Last of Us, which will chronicle the events of The Last of Us Part II games.
The Last of Us Part One launches on PC on March 28th. Pre-orders are available on Steam and Epic Games Store for Rs. 3,999.