Naughty Dog has detailed what gamers can expect from the definitive version of The Last of Us Part I when it releases for the PC later this month. According to a new blog post from Jonathon Dornbush (Editorial Content Manager, Naughty Dog), the PC version of the game will feature a range of exclusive options, including adjustable Texture Quality, Shadows, Reflections, and Ambient Occlusion. Players should also find support for performance-enhancing features that include AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.2 and NVIDIA DLSS Super Resolution, as well as Ultra-Wide Monitor Support for both 21:9 Ultrawide and 32:9 Super Ultrawide aspect ratios. The Last of Us Part I (PC) will be out on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, via Steam and the Epic Games Store, although the PC specs seem to be pretty demanding, with the Ultra preset (60 FPS at 4K) calling for 32 GB of RAM and newer hardware (e.g., AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RX 4080).
From a PlayStation.blog post:
Whatever your previous experience with The Last of Us Part I, its PC release brings with it plenty of PC features to bring Joel and Ellie’s tense and unforgettable journey to life. This version of The Last of Us Part I is optimized for PC with PC-centric quality-of-life enhancements. Part I will feature AMD FSR 2.2 support, Nvidia DLSS Super Resolution support, VSync and frame rate cap options, and a host of features designed specifically for PC, including adjustable Texture Quality, Shadows, Reflections, Ambient Occlusion, and more.
Through the experiences of Joel and Ellie, PC players can fully immerse themselves in beautiful yet haunting environments in stunning detail with true 4K resolutions. From the harsh, oppressive streets of the Boston QZ to the overgrown and abandoned homes of Bill’s Town to so much more, embark on a beautiful journey across the United States of America with Ultra-Wide Monitor Support for both 21:9 Ultrawide and 32:9 Super Ultrawide aspect ratios.
Experience all these locations, stealthily sneaking through abandoned homes and cities (and picking their drawers and cabinets clean looking for supplies) or engage in tense, captivating action with 3D audio support to better hear the rustle of leaves, the crack of glass, or the footfalls of enemies trying to ambush you.
The Last of Us Part I on PC features DualSense controller support through a wired connection so players can feel the impact of battle, the rumble of a tank rolling by, and so much more through haptic feedback and dynamic triggers. With support for the DualShock 4 controller, a wide range of other gamepads, and keyboard and mouse, players can adjust their playstyle to suit their preferences. The PC release includes a number of new control customization options including full control remapping, primary and secondary bindings for keyboard and mouse control, an adaptive mode that allows players to combine keyboard and controller inputs, and more.