The Last of Us Part 1's PC port is launching "very soon" after the PS5 version

The Last of Us Part 1
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The Last of Us Part 1 should launch on PC “very soon” after the PS5 version, according to a developer involved with the remake.

Over the past weekend, senior environment texture artist Jonathan Benaino responded to a fan congratulating Naughty Dog on bringing The Last of Us Part 1 to PC and PS5. Writing back to the eager fan, Benaino revealed that the remake would be coming to PC “very soon after the PS5 release,” which is currently scheduled for September 2.

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When The Last of Us Part 1 was officially revealed after months of rumors earlier this month, a little line in the trailer revealed that the remake was in development for PC. This marks the first time Naughty Dog’s series has ever come to any platform outside of the PlayStation, as both the original Last of Us and The Last of Us Part 2 were exclusive to PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles. 

Nonetheless, it’s great news for fans to know that the remake’s PC launch won’t be far behind its PS5 counterpart. While it’s doubtful that the PC version of Naughty Dog’s remake could launch by the end of 2022, perhaps fans should expect the port to launch by the end of 2023 at the latest, given Benaino’s comments.

This would put The Last of Us Part 1’s PC port way ahead of schedule than other PlayStation exclusives. For example, Days Gone received a PC port in May 2021, over two years after the game initially launched as a PS4 exclusive in April 2019. Similarly, God of War launched on PC over three years after it was initally released on PS4.

Check out our upcoming PC games guide for a complete look over which other former console exclusives are coming to the platform in the future. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.