Naughty Dog Delays Steam Deck Verification for The Last of Us Part I: “We’re Prioritizing Fixes and Patches to Improve the PC Version First”

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It may be a while before The Last of Us Part I is Deck Verified and awarded Valve’s coveted green checkmark. In a new series of tweets, Naughty Dog explained that while it is in the process of ensuring that The Last of Us Part I meets the Steam Deck Compatibility program’s requirements for the best experience on Valve’s handheld PC, the developer currently has its hands full with releasing patches and fixes for The Last of Us Part I, which, apparently, is a disappointing port that needs a greater amount of attention than anticipated. Naughty Dog recently released a patch that purportedly improves memory, performance, and more in what should have been the definitive version of the game, and another is being rolled out today, with at least one more scheduled for Friday.

From a Naughty Dog tweet:

A reminder that we will have a new hotfix live for The Last of Us Part I on PC tomorrow, and a patch on Friday.

We will share patch notes when the hotfix is live, and let you know some of what to expect in Friday’s patch ahead of its launch.

And while we know many of you would like to play The Last of Us Part I on Steam Deck, we are prioritizing fixes and patches before submitting it for verification.

We will keep you updated of its Steam Deck status as we continue to improve the PC version.

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