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The Last of Us Part I PC Version to Launch 'Very Soon After the PS5 Release'

The Last of Us Part I PC Version to Launch 'Very Soon After the PS5 Release' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 July 2022 / 1,937 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog will release The Last of Us Part I for the PlayStation 5 in a little over a month on September 2 for $69.99. The game is also planned for the PC, however, a release date has yet to be announced.

Senior Environment Texture Artist Jonathan Benainous via Twitter said the PC version of The Last of Us Part I will release "very soon" after the release of the PS5 version of the game.

"Glad to hear you're hyped man! PC version should come out a bit later, but very soon after the PS5 release!," said Benainous.

Read details on The Last of Us Part I below:

While the Last of Us Part I can render Native 4K at targeted 30 FPS or dynamic 4K at targeted 60 FPS*, and features PS5 mainstays like DualSense wireless controller haptics, trigger effects, and 3D audio**, it’s clear that there’s a lot more going on here than a simple resolution and framerate bump, it’s a complete overhaul.

From the art direction to the character models, the entire game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of a new generation of graphical capability, allowing this game to reach the visual fidelity that the studio aspired for when crafting this experience. The PS5’s powerful hardware drives a host of visual benefits, from denser physics with tons of bumpables and chipables (bullets can now rip apart concrete and environmental objects) and cinematics now transition seamlessly to gameplay. Motion matching technology means that character animations flow more convincingly, intuitively and realistically; all adding another layer of believability to characters and their interactions with the world. Further, AI upgrades mean that characters inhabit the world in a more authentic and realistic way, such as buddy characters navigating cover to avoid enemy NPC sightlines more authentically.

The enhancements are all in the name of increasing the game’s immersion, but the improvements don’t stop there. Naughty Dog worked with their community to integrate some fan requests, including a “permadeath” mode, a speedrun-focused mode, and a host of brand-new unlockable costumes for Joel and Ellie. The game also hosts 60-plus accessibility options, outpacing what the developer was able to offer with The Last of Us Part II, and includes a new Audio Description mode, ensuring that play is rewarding and inclusive for all.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
Ka-pi96 (on 26 July 2022)

Still wish it were the original releasing on PC. I loved the original and really hope they don't make any changes that worsen the game. I'll also be waiting for a massive discount. There's absolutely no way I'm paying the equivalent of $70-$80 for a game that came out in 2013 that I've already completed multiple times. Gotta be 50% off at a minimum, probably more like 75% off, to get me to buy it.

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gtotheunit91 (on 25 July 2022)

I wonder what "very soon" could mean? Anywhere from 3 months to 6 months would be the longest I would consider very soon.

It's now been 6 months since the launch of the Uncharted Collection, but still no PC release date on that. Probably not going to be either for another couple of months at least with Spider-Man Remastered just a couple weeks away. Still really excited to see what TLoU Part I will look like on a very capable PC!

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KratosLives (on 27 July 2022)

I hope the sony A90k tv releases before the game, otherwise I might have to get the LGc2.

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victor83fernandes (on 25 July 2022)

I have a ps5 and a powerful PC, I will wait wait longer than whatever comes on PC, definitely not paying 78.50 dollars (UK price) for it. Maximum 40 dollars. I can wait, I still haven't got the time to play the second one, so many games on my backlog. I'll probably find this second hand for 40 soon, same as I did with GT7. Same as I did with Horizon forbidden west that cost me 35 dollars, launched at 80 dollars.
I'll never understand why people buy games at launch, all games drop in price quickly and there's literally thousands of games to play while you wait.

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halil23 victor83fernandes (on 26 July 2022)

I take it that you never owned a Nintendo?? 😝

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KLAMarine (on 25 July 2022)

Just wanna say it's nice of Sony to embrace PC, best platform IMO.

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DonFerrari (on 25 July 2022)

They may be ironing out the last details on PC and also want to ensure a timed window for exclusivity even if a remake. I agree with gto, up to 6 months is my bet and also unlikely less than 3.

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zero129 (on 25 July 2022)

Why say it was going to be a PC and PS5 game from the start only to back peddle. Clearly more PC players are going to buy this than PS5 plyers going by Sony fans comments about this game. If they try sell me a game 6 months after the PS5 release when it be in the bargin bin for the PS5 version by then ill just be waiting for a sale on PC fuck that.

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