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[Update] The Last of Us Part I for PC Patch Fixes 'Several Performance and Hitch Related Issues'

[Update] The Last of Us Part I for PC Patch Fixes 'Several Performance and Hitch Related Issues' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2023 / 2,885 Views


Naughty Dog has released another hot fix patch - v1.0.1.6 that improves memory, performance, and more.

Read the patch notes below:

  • Decreased PSO cache size to reduce memory requirements and minimize Out of Memory crashes
  • Added additional diagnostics for developer tracking purposes
  • Increased animation streaming memory to improve performance during gameplay and cinematics
  • Fix for crash on boot relating to game save files

Original post:

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Naughty Dog released the PC port of The Last of Us Part I on Steam and the Epic Games Store this week and players have been complaining the game has technical issues and it has now over 9,000 reviews that are "Mostly Negative" on Steam.

Naughty Dog has now released a patch for the game that fixes several issues, however, the developer did say it is working on more improvements based on user feedback.

"A new hotfix for The Last of Us Part I is now live. This update primarily focusses on stability and performance improvements and other smaller improvements," reads . "The team is closely watching player reports and actively working on a patch with more bugfixes, to be released soon."

The Last of Us Part I for PC Patch Fixes 'Several Performance and Hitch Related Issues'

Read the patch notes below:

  • Fixed several performance & hitch related issues impacting some users.
    • Note: Additional improvements and investigations based on user feedback are underway.
  • Added extra crash diagnostic information to assist in investigating shader building related crashes and other common reported stability issues.

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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2zosteven (on 30 March 2023)

this is the new norm, when you get a company like Naughty Dog to release an unfinished buggy game.................

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mjk45 2zosteven (on 30 March 2023)

This is what happens when you rush a release to ride on the coat tails of a TV series success a double edged sword.

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Ka-pi96 2zosteven (on 30 March 2023)

Not really new. The original release in 2013 had a game breaking bug too.

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KLAMarine Ka-pi96 (on 31 March 2023)

Did it? What was it?

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Ka-pi96 KLAMarine (on 31 March 2023)

Saving didn't work. Autosave didn't work, and you couldn't manually save either.

It was fixed within a day, but it was still pretty annoying having to replay a chunk of the game since it literally wouldn't let me save my progress.

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KLAMarine Ka-pi96 (on 01 April 2023)

Wow! Like having no memory card back in the ps1 days.

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Dante9 (on 31 March 2023)

Who buys any games on day one these days? The experience is always better if you give it some time. On the other hand, somebody has to take the fall so that the bugs can be reported.

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JRPGfan Dante9 (on 31 March 2023)

Prices sometimes drop too, if you hold on abit. Its a win-win, if you dont have the "itch" to play it day1.

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JRPGfan (on 31 March 2023)

Yeap, read that this game likes 32 gig system memory (which alot of users dont have) and tons of Vram (10gig+).
People trying to run this on a SteamDeck or lowend PC are not in for a great experiance.

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gtotheunit91 JRPGfan (on 31 March 2023)

That was for the "ultra" recommended specs. Any PC game that requires horsepower like that 9 times out of 10 means it's highly unoptimized and the developers are trying to brute force decent performance.

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gtotheunit91 (on 30 March 2023)

It was only a 35MB update. So it was probably a "put the immediate fire out" patch, but so much more work is going to be needed.

Still, the update came less than a day after release.....could've been a day one patch? EDIT: back to back patch days?????

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Signalstar (on 31 March 2023)

Game runs great on PS3, PS4, and PS5. PS Console Master Race...

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Mozart1511 (on 30 March 2023)

Wasn't Sony telling CMA that Microsoft could "sabotage" their games on competing platforms?

Is this Sony's practice? "Accuse them of what you do..."

I'm just kidding, but Sony should have released a fully optimized game. Yet another negative stain on Sony's image... This year has not been easy.

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method114 Mozart1511 (on 31 March 2023)

They were voted top publisher and rumors are they are about to have the biggest sales quarter in console history. TLOU TV show has also done massively well. This has been an amazing year for Sony.

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Garrus (on 01 April 2023)

The game is in good shape. It is a direct PS5 port, and if you don't have a 12GB VRAM card and 32GB of system memory, you have to turn down settings to medium.

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Garrus (on 01 April 2023)

You need to be conservative with your VRAM usage for this game. If you have an 8GB card, even the 3070 Ti, you need to play with medium settings. That's a bummer, but it should solve most crash issues.

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