The definitive version of The Last of Us Part I may reach gamers sooner than anticipated.
Jonathan Benainous, a senior environment texture artist with Naughty Dog, tweeted over the weekend that the PC port of The Last of Us Part I will be released “very soon” after the PS5 version, which is set for release on September 2, 2022.
Benainous’ tweet was in response to a fan that expressed their excitement for the PC version of The Last of Us Part I after seeing a new in-depth video that demonstrates how Naughty Dog overhauled the original game’s visuals and gameplay for its upcoming remake.
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
Naughty Dog hasn’t provided any real specifics on The Last of Us Part I’s PC port yet aside from the fact that it’s “in development,” but PS5 owners can expect some solid improvements, according to the original announcement.
We’ve implemented modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options in this single-player experience to allow even more individuals to enjoy the game. Effects, exploration, and combat have all been enhanced. Leveraging the PS5’s powerful hardware, we also implemented 3D Audio, haptics, and adaptive triggers. Both returning fans and new players alike will have the opportunity to experience both The Last of Us Part I and its prequel story Left Behind in a whole new way.
Some gamers have criticized the development of The Last of Us Part I, with many calling it an unnecessary remake, but the teasers that PlayStation and Naughty Dog have released thus far would suggest a massively improved experience over the original, at least in terms of graphics fidelity.
The Last of Us Part I’s PS5 release comprises various editions, including the Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and the Firefly Edition. The latter includes four comics, early unlocks, and other bonuses for $99.99 and is exclusive to PS Direct.
Naughty Dog is also developing a standalone multiplayer game set in the world of The Last of Us, but it’s unclear when that might be released.
Source: Jonathan Benainous