The Last of Us Part 1 on PC should launch “very soon” after the PS5 release, according to a developer. Naughty Dog’s senior environment texture artist Jonathan Benainous has hinted via Twitter that PC gamers can expect to get their hands on the beloved post-apocalyptic title soon after its release. launch on PS5. The Last of Us Remake was announced for the PlayStation 5 during the Geoff Keighley-led Summer Game Fest, with a September 2 launch date. At the time, a PC release was also confirmed, but it lacked a release window.
The statement originated from a Twitter thread, where an enthusiastic fan shared their appreciation for the new The Last of Us Part 1 updates. Benainous responded to the tweet giving a vague idea of when the PC version will launch: The PC version should be released a little later, but very soon after the release of the PS5! If true, this would be the first time a new Sony exclusive has launched on PC in a short period of time.
Glad to hear you’re hype dude! The PC version should be released a little later, but very soon after the PS5 release!
— Jonathan BENAINOS (@JonathanBenaino) July 23, 2022
So far, all PlayStation exclusive titles brought to PC have had a multi-year waiting period, after their initial release on PS4. Even Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection doesn’t have a PC release date yet. The overhauled action-adventure title was released on PS5 and PS4 (as an upgrade), in January this year. For a while, Epic Games had it listed for a June window, but now that date has long passed. SteamDB, on the other hand, had listed the game for an October launch, but has since updated to show the year 2022.
This news comes after Naughty Dog released a deep dive video, detailing all the new changes coming to The Last of Us remake. On PS5, the game will be playable in native 4K with 30fps or 60fps targeted at 4K dynamic. Mainstays like haptic feedback and trigger effects from the DualSense controller will be included, along with changes to character models. Sony says the game has been rebuilt from the ground up, to take advantage of the PS5’s specs.
Visual perks range from dense physics and smooth transitions to (enemy) AI upgrades and bullets that “can now tear through concrete and environmental objects.” The Last of Us Part 1 video also lists long-standing fan requests, such as a permadeath mode, a speed-focused mode, and new unlockable costumes for protagonists Joel and Ellie. It also hosts more than 60 accessibility options, aimed at people with visual or hearing difficulties.
The Last of Us Part 1 will launch on September 2 on PlayStation 5. The PC version is expected to launch shortly after, but no official word from Sony or Naughty Dog yet.