The Last of Us was one of the biggest games to launch in 2013. A survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic US, The Last of Us featured a great story in which hot-tempered protagonist Joel had to escort a girl named Ellie in a dangerous journey across the country. Of course, most people are now familiar with the game’s story thanks to the popular TV series.
The game mixed third-person action with a story featuring quieter and more dramatic moments to great effect, and became a gamers’ favorite. So much so, that it was voted the top game of the 2010s decade by Metacritic users. And the Last of Us became so popular that it led to the HBO TV series, which has been watched by millions to date.
So it makes sense that developer Naughty Dog (the people behind the game) decided to remake the original 2013 game. Said remake was released on PlayStation 5 late last year to great critical acclaim as it succeeded in modernizing the classic game, bringing it in line with its sequel in terms of graphics and gameplay.
The Last of Us Part I is also slated to arrive on PC, although sadly for those hoping to play the game on their platform of choice, the PC version has been delayed, and will arrive later than originally announced.
So said Naughty Dog in a recent tweet, stating the studio has decided to push the game’s release date out to March 28 (the game was previously going to launch on March 3).
“These additional few weeks will allow us to ensure this version of The Last of Us lives up to your, and our, standards. We are so excited to bring The Last of Us Part I to a new platform, reaching new and returning players with Joel and Ellie’s unforgettable story of survival, and we hope that you’ll continue to look forward to its PC release on March 28”, said the studio in a tweet.
The Last of Us Part I PC will now be released on March 28. An update from our team: pic.twitter.com/lvApDT71Xj
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) February 3, 2023
The Last of Us Part I on PS5 was praised for its visuals amongst other things, and is expected to look even better on PC as the latest PC graphics cards are capable of producing even better quality graphics than Sony’s latest PlayStation console. This will make playing through the survival horror game, killing zombies and hostile humans, and traversing the game’s beautiful post-apocalyptic landscapes and even better experience.
It remains to be seen though, whether the PC version is problem-free at launch or not: the game arriving in a buggy state would be a dent to Naughty Dog’s reputation, a studio known for quality. So hopefully the team will make good use of these extra weeks to fix any glitches in order to make sure that PC players can have the best possible experience at launch when March 28 arrives.