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The Last of Us Part 1 Is On PC Finally But It’s As Broken As Its World

After a delay, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 1 has made its way to PC this week.

While fans have waited months for the release, fans on Steam have reported technical issues and glitches affecting their experience.

In one case, a cutscene involving Ellie, Joel, and Tess occurred but each character was wet as if they had just gone swimming.

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In an unhinged rant from Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, fired shots at the PC Master Race calling them “stupid fucking idiots,” and calling them “goblins, hunched over with their mouse and keyboard.”

Another user posted the opening moments which included Christmas lights in the background. Originally, the scene isn’t meant to feature the colourful lights shown in the cutscene which not only is slowing performance on PC down but ruining the scene’s intention and emotional weight.

On Steam, The Last of Us Part 1 currently holds a Mostly Negative review score with only 33 percent of reviews being positive. Naughty Dog has promised it will work on addressing the issues plaguing PC players. A hotfix has gone out earlier today focusing on stability and performance improvements but it seems like there is still work to be done before the product can be recommended to players.

Sony has a rocky path to launching first-party games on PC. While ports like Marvel’s Spider-Man were overall good, last month’s Returnal had issues on PC and Steam Deck. Sackboy: A Big Adventure also performed better than anticipated and is a wonderful title to pick up and play on PC. Even God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Days Gone have been better received at launch on PC with fewer issues and bugs.

As The Last of Us Part 1 is Naughty Dog’s first entry on PC, it feels like they were underprepared for this launch.  Naughty Dog holds a certain pedigree within the industry and the woeful launch on PC is a far cry from what players have come to expect of them.

While HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us has finished and a second season is confirmed, it feels like the plan was for Sony to offer the remake to fans of the TV series to welcome them into the world created in 2013 and expanded upon in 2020 The Last of Us Part 2.

For now, if you’re looking to play The Last of Us Part 1, the best course of action is to try the PlayStation 5 version.