Sony is now charging full-on into releasing games on the PC and, with a September 2nd release date for the PlayStation 5 fast approaching, PC gamers are sitting and wondering “when is The Last of Us Part I coming to PC?”
That question is very justified considering that Sony never revealed a PC release date for the upcoming remake.
Over at Naughty Dog, Senior Environment Texture Artist Jonathan Benainous took a moment to respond to a tweet from a follower who had commented on their excitement about the upcoming PC release. While not divulging an actual release date, Benainous did suggest that a release wouldn’t come much longer after the PS5 version.
The remake news of the Naughty Dog chart-topping hit game The Last of Us has had a rather mixed reception up to its unveiling during the Summer Game Fest 2022 event up until now. Recently, a series of leaks made rounds on the internet that put Sony, Naughty Dog, and the remake in some really rough waters. The devs immediately responded by describing the leaks as “disheartening and frustrating” and also claiming they were “hurtful”.
Last Thursday, Naughty Dog released a blog that was accompanied by a 10-minute deep dive video showing off the first official gameplay of the upcoming remake. “The Last of Us Part I on PS5 will feature a host of gameplay and presentation enhancements that will bring the game closer to its original vision,” according to Co-President Neil Druckmann.
“Leaks really suck,” Naughty Dog vice president Arne Meyer said after the release of the official video. “Especially when we’re right on the cusp of an asset drop. It’s disheartening and frustrating to teams who have put their hearts making awesome things for our fans.”
Naughty Dog senior editor Samuel Prince echoed Meyer’s feelings about leaks. “They’re extremely hurtful to the devs who work tirelessly to bring you these wonderful games. Public-facing assets take a long time to create, revise, approve, localize, clear legal, ESRB, etc. Be kind!”
The Last of Us Part I, which is priced at $69.99 USD, has sparked op-eds accusing Sony’s remake of being a “cash grab” in an attempt to monopolize on the momentum of The Last of Us Part II. Sony has fought that suggestion by letting gamers know that the remake offers “a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options”.
This timeline is vague, but it would be great to see the PC release of the remake hitting before the end of the year. It should be noted that gamers are still waiting for the PC version of another Naughty Dog game — the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection — which currently has had its release date pushed to just “2022” after its PS5 release this past January. Initially, the PC version was set to release on June 20, 2022.
Are you planning to play The Last of Us Part I on PC? Are you convinced that the remake is a cash grab?
(Feature Image: The Last of Us Part I courtesy and © Sony Interactive Entertainment)
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