The Last of Us Part I PC port delayed by three weeks, will now arrive on March 28
The PC port of The Last of Us Part I has been delayed by three weeks. In a tweet, developer Naughty Dog confirmed that the highly anticipated emotional zombie-slaying survival game, which was originally scheduled to release on March 3, will now release on March 28. The studio says the extra time will be used to ensure a polished experience at launch that’s free of bugs or optimization issues. The delay was partly prompted by the success of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, with Naughty Dog not wanting to tarnish its reputation by pushing a port that was a bit rough around the edges.
“We at the studio have been completely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for The Last of Us over the past few weeks. and the characters created by our studio nearly a decade ago continue to reach new and old fans awe us every day,” Naughty Dog’s open letter reads. “And so we want to make sure the debut of The Last of Us Part 1 PCs are in the best possible shape. These few extra weeks will allow us to make sure that this version of The Last of Us is up to your standards and ours. The developer has not yet revealed the system requirements and the new PC-specific features that would normally increase the PS5 version – which launched in September last year – which has improved graphics and loading times.
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But if past PlayStation-PC ports are anything to go by – which have been consistent – gamers can expect unlocked frame rates, support for ultrawide monitors and other technical benefits. suitable for graphics cards. The story, however, remains the same as the original 2013 version, in which you follow the journey of a hardened survivor Joel, who is responsible for smuggling a teenage Ellie through the post-pandemic United States, teeming with infected mutants. As they grapple with their grief and overcome eccentric survivors, the pair eventually come to terms with a father-daughter relationship, rekindling a glimmer of hope in Joel’s unhappy mind.
Throughout its marketing campaign for the launch of the PS5, Sony has seemed aggressive enough to make people realize that The Last of Us Part I is a fully-fledged remake built from the ground up. Even then, the Rs. $4,999/$70 price tag seemed too expensive for fans – especially those who played previous versions. There are now three variants – the original 2013 Last of Us, the PS4 remaster, and now a remake. A game so good that Naughty Dog couldn’t resist giving it a few tweaks and starting all over again. The Last of Us Part I not only improved its visuals, but added AI (enemy) upgrades, so it behaved similarly to those featured in the acclaimed bloody sequel. review, The Last of Us Part II. A permadeath mode has also been included for in-game masochists, along with over 60 accessibility features, aimed at those with visual, hearing or motor issues.
To celebrate the HBO series’ debut last month, The Last of Us Part I has been made available as a two-hour free trial for PS Plus Deluxe/Premium members. Those who are hesitant to get this game can test it out and make an informed decision if the upgrades are worth the full price. A PS Plus Deluxe subscription costs Rs. 849 per month. Meanwhile, HBO has renewed The Last of Us series for a second season, which will recount the events of The Last of Us Part II game.
The Last of Us Part I will be released on March 28 on PC. Pre-orders are live on Steam and Epic Games Store at Rs. 3,999.