The Last of Us Part 1 coming to PC "very soon" after PS5 version

Daniel Sims

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Something to look forward to: Naughty Dog had already confirmed its PlayStation 5 remake of The Last of Us would eventually land on the PC. However, someone from the studio recently indicated that PC users shouldn't need to wait too long after the initial PS5 launch. Naughty Dog also released a new deep-dive on the upcoming title.

Over the weekend, a senior artist from Naughty Dog hinted that the studio's remake of the original The Last of Us will hit PC "very soon" after it releases on PlayStation 5. Those words are vague, but they may set a precedent for the cadence of Sony's PC ports going forward.

So far, all of the former PlayStation-exclusive games Sony has brought to PC arrived on the platform multiple years after releasing on PlayStation 4. However, they all initially came out on PS4 before Sony started porting games to PC. The company hasn't yet indicated how quickly it will release PC conversions of games made after the start of its multi-platform policy. Horizon Forbidden West launched on PS5 in February but thus far, Sony hasn't confirmed a PC version.

Naughty Dog's hint comes after the studio published a deep-dive video explaining everything it did to refresh The Last of Us, which it originally released in 2013 for the PlayStation 3. Naughty Dog rebuilt every model and texture from scratch, overhauled the enemy AI, and added extensive accessibility features.

The Last of Us lands on PS5 on September 2.

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rmcrys

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Taking into account that the PS4/5 (and latest Xboxes) are a PC with another OS, a port shouldn't be too hard.
 

m4a4

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I might've been a little more excited if I didn't know they're expecting at least $70 USD for this PS3 "refresh" (after already having people buy a remaster for PS4 between the original's launch and now).

It can stay in my wishlist until it drops in price a fair bit...
 
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Thatsdisgusting

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Wish they’d port all their exclusives to pc these days, even delayed from profit standpoints - ps5 supply is still too far from adequate, and each one is scalped and sold for almost 800-1000$. Too much for those who’s mostly working/playing on PC and wants to grab a console for 2-3 exclusives a year - or even entire gen lifetime.

Completely different picture from 5 years ago - it cost less than 1000$, or even 750$ (with sales) for ps4 and all sony exclusives you would like to play through…
 

dangh

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Wish they’d port all their exclusives to pc these days, even delayed from profit standpoints - ps5 supply is still too far from adequate, and each one is scalped and sold for almost 800-1000$. Too much for those who’s mostly working/playing on PC and wants to grab a console for 2-3 exclusives a year - or even entire gen lifetime.
Would be great to have an option to play any game on any device, but if they wont make a profit, then they will have to include monetization in their games. Releasing game on Steam, even in the same price, is immediate 30% loss of profit, and long-term profit loss on smaller customer base as ps5 wont be required to play their games, therefore you wont be buying 3rd party games on playstation (on which they were earning 30% of sales).
I do prefer playing on PC, but Sony's games always delivered quality and content I really enjoyed. If they won't be as profitable as on ps4 gen, then this quality may drop and that is something I would not like to see. Time will tell I guess, but with heavy expansion of MS, Tencent and other, consolidation of smaller studios and focus on GaaS where monetization is backbone of a product, I would be very careful. This will lead to less competition, less ambitious products, and milking existing franchises as it is easier to do than create new, innovative IP.
 

dangh

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Taking into account that the PS4/5 (and latest Xboxes) are a PC with another OS, a port shouldn't be too hard.
They are not.
"A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose microcomputer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use"
Console is not multi-purpose. It is a dedicated device with defined purpose made to consume selected activities. Otherwise you could call a street lights controller as a 'pc' because you're saying "It is PC with different OS" (it does have a CPU, memory, minimal OS, does calculations...).
And yeah, washing machine is not a PC either. Nor a server mainframe.
Sure any mac is pc, or tablets, mobile phones, or steam deck. Dedicated systems like TV, consoles, mainframes, smart refrigerators, thermostats are not a PC.
 

yRaz

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They are not.
"A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose microcomputer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use"
Console is not multi-purpose. It is a dedicated device with defined purpose made to consume selected activities. Otherwise you could call a street lights controller as a 'pc' because you're saying "It is PC with different OS" (it does have a CPU, memory, minimal OS, does calculations...).
And yeah, washing machine is not a PC either. Nor a server mainframe.
Sure any mac is pc, or tablets, mobile phones, or steam deck. Dedicated systems like TV, consoles, mainframes, smart refrigerators, thermostats are not a PC.
Only thing that makes consoles different than a PC is the software at this point. They literally have PC hardware in them these days.
 

dangh

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Only thing that makes consoles different than a PC is the software at this point. They literally have PC hardware in them these days.
Servers/Mainframes have as well the same hardware - x86 cpu's and nVidia/AMD graphics. This does not make them 'pc'.
 

yRaz

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Servers/Mainframes have as well the same hardware - x86 cpu's and nVidia/AMD graphics. This does not make them 'pc'.
If you really want to insist on being right about this, go for it, but a console is far closer to a PC than server/mainframe.
 

bviktor

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Shut up and take my money.

OTOH they need to stop making the characters look so much older. They look like it's TLOU 1.5, somewhere between the 2 parts.
 

dangh

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If you really want to insist on being right about this, go for it, but a console is far closer to a PC than server/mainframe.
I just argue against calling something which isnt multipurpose device a 'pc'. Specialised devices, regardless of hardware, are not personal computers. Same, as you won't call an ATM a PC even, if both software and hardware are similar to any PC - the usage (and interface) determines its type.
And I'd say that server is 'closer' to a pc than a console - you can install nearly any type of software on a server, if you really really want to you can even install a word or openoffice (which is impossible on console), but even that wont change the device type. It is not closer or less close - those are fundamentally different type of usage.
 

terzaerian

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I just argue against calling something which isnt multipurpose device a 'pc'. Specialised devices, regardless of hardware, are not personal computers. Same, as you won't call an ATM a PC even, if both software and hardware are similar to any PC - the usage (and interface) determines its type.
And I'd say that server is 'closer' to a pc than a console - you can install nearly any type of software on a server, if you really really want to you can even install a word or openoffice (which is impossible on console), but even that wont change the device type. It is not closer or less close - those are fundamentally different type of usage.
I prefer to call them "lobotomized PCs", I feel it is an accurate description of the abilities and handicaps of the average console.
 

yRaz

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I just argue against calling something which isnt multipurpose device a 'pc'. Specialised devices, regardless of hardware, are not personal computers. Same, as you won't call an ATM a PC even, if both software and hardware are similar to any PC - the usage (and interface) determines its type.
And I'd say that server is 'closer' to a pc than a console - you can install nearly any type of software on a server, if you really really want to you can even install a word or openoffice (which is impossible on console), but even that wont change the device type. It is not closer or less close - those are fundamentally different type of usage.
the xbox has a full browser, email client, access to office apps, cloud services and things like skype. So at that point, I would argue IT IS a PC.
 

terzaerian

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the xbox has a full browser, email client, access to office apps, cloud services and things like skype. So at that point, I would argue IT IS a PC.
Do you still need to pay Microsoft for the privilege of using the internet service you pay for on a device you already own for all those or did they change tack?
 

hahahanoobs

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"A console is just like a PC"
Semi-custom is not directly comparable to retail client parts. That's why it's semi-custom and not designed to replace a traditional PC in any form.

AMD Semi-custom Overview:
We are not bound by convention and don’t subscribe to “one-size-fits-all” thinking. We develop customized SOCs leveraging AMD technology including industry-leading x86 and ARM® multi-core CPUs, world-class AMD Radeon® graphics, and multimedia accelerators.
 

yRaz

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Do you still need to pay Microsoft for the privilege of using the internet service you pay for on a device you already own for all those or did they change tack?
That's a good question, I don't know. I wouldn't be surprised. While I'm not defending the practice, I would like to point out that the console is heavily subsidized with the intention of them profiting off of online services.
 

dangh

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I prefer to call them "lobotomized PCs", I feel it is an accurate description of the abilities and handicaps of the average console.
I would say that looking at ps4 / xbox one I'd say performance of a jaguar type of cpu is overhelmingly good. It is clear that dedicated devices offer huge advantages over multipurposes PC in terms of optimization and gaming oriented utilization. Just this use case shows a clear difference between a machine for everything (PC) and consoles.

the xbox has a full browser, email client, access to office apps, cloud services and things like skype. So at that point, I would argue IT IS a PC.
nah, I said same on a server reference: "server, if you really really want to you can even install a word or openoffice (which is impossible on console), but even that wont change the device type".

Please let me know how to install open office or Firefox on Xbox, in addition to maybe photoshop? XBox is still a dedicated device, but have some carefully selected, limited secondary capabilities - in no way this enables it as a PC - you can't do what you want, only, what designers allowed.

Look at PS3 - it was a gaming console with an option to run Linux onboard. But you could use only one option at a time: it was fully dedicated console, OR an acting PC. Same hardware, different interface and use case.
 

emmzo

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I would say that looking at ps4 / xbox one I'd say performance of a jaguar type of cpu is overhelmingly good. It is clear that dedicated devices offer huge advantages over multipurposes PC in terms of optimization and gaming oriented utilization. Just this use case shows a clear difference between a machine for everything (PC) and consoles.


nah, I said same on a server reference: "server, if you really really want to you can even install a word or openoffice (which is impossible on console), but even that wont change the device type".

Please let me know how to install open office or Firefox on Xbox, in addition to maybe photoshop? XBox is still a dedicated device, but have some carefully selected, limited secondary capabilities - in no way this enables it as a PC - you can't do what you want, only, what designers allowed.

Look at PS3 - it was a gaming console with an option to run Linux onboard. But you could use only one option at a time: it was fully dedicated console, OR an acting PC. Same hardware, different interface and use case.
You`re wasting your breath. If it has a CPU and RAM, it must be a PC for him or something "close to"...just like a car is the same to a motorcycle, because, you know, they have wheels and an engine.