The season premiere of HBO’s The Last of Us is set for Sunday, March 12, but it appears that PC gamers will still be waiting for their port of the new remaster on that date. According to a letter that developer Naughty Dog shared today, what is presumably the definitive version of the acclaimed action-adventure game will now launch on March 28, a few weeks after its original release date of March 3, 2023. Naughty Dog has given the usual reason, explaining that it needed more time to ensure that the game meets the studio’s (and fans’) high standards.
From a Naughty Dog tweet:
The Last of Us fans,
Let’s get right to it: We initially announced The Last of Us Part I PC release would be March 3, but we’ve decided to push its launch date out by just a few weeks; it will now be released on March 28. We at the studio have been completely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for The Last of Us these last few weeks. Hearing your love for the HBO adaptation, seeing your beautiful Photo Mode shots, and learning about how the world and characters our studio created nearly a decade ago continue to reach new and old fans alike floors us every day. We know a lot of you have been revisiting the story that started it all with The Last of Us Part I on PlayStation 5 console, and we realize many of you have been excited to jump in — some for the first time — when Part I hits PC.
And so we want to make sure that The Last of Us Part I PC debut is in the best shape possible. These additional few weeks will allow us to ensure this version of The Last of Us lives up to your, and our, standards. We are so excited to bring The Last of Us Part I to a new platform, reaching new and returning players with Joel and Ellie’s unforgettable story of survival, and we hope that you’ll continue to look forward to its PC release on March 28. The Naughty Dog team appreciates your support and enthusiasm, and we look forward to sharing more about The Last of Us Part I PC version soon.
Endure and Survive,
The Last of Us Part I PC will now be released on March 28. An update from our team: pic.twitter.com/lvApDT71Xj— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) February 3, 2023