The Last of Us PC is coming, and it is called The Last of Us Part 1. This post from MiniTool will tell you The Last of Us PC release date, platforms, and system requirements. This post also tells you how to play The Last of Us Part 1 and Part 2 on a PC.
Introduction to The Last of Us
The Last of Us is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. This game is developed by Naughty Dog and was initially released in 2013 on PS3 by Sony Computer Entertainment.
In the game, the player takes control of Joel, a man tasked with escorting a young girl, Ellie, across the United States and defending against cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus.
The game also has an online multiplayer mode, called Factions, allowing up to eight players to engage in competitive gameplay in rearranged versions of multiple single-player settings.
Once the game was released, it received critical acclaim, with praise for its narrative, gameplay, visuals, sound design, score, characterization, and depiction of female characters.
Therefore, Naughty Dog released The Last of Us Remastered for the PlayStation 4 in July 2014. Then, it released The Last of Us 2, a sequel to The Last of Us, for PS4 in 2020. In addition, it also released a remake of The Last of Us - The Last of Us Part 1 - for PlayStation 5 in September 2022.
The Last of Us Platforms and Release Dates
The Last of Us all versions’ release dates are as follows:
- The initial The Last of Us release date is June 14, 2013.
- The Last of Us Remastered release date is July 2014.
- The Last of Us Part 2 released date is June 19, 2020. When does Last of Us 2 come out? Some people may ask this question. Here is the answer.
- The Last of Us Remake release date is September 2, 2022 (PS5). In addition, it is scheduled for release on Windows on March 3, 2023.
The Last of Us all versions’ platforms are as follows:
- The initial The Last of Us platforms - PS3.
- The Last of Us Remastered platforms - PS4.
- The Last of Us Part 2 platforms – PS4.
- The Last of Us Remake platforms – PS5 and Windows.
Will there be a Last of Us Part 3?
The Last of Us series has a massive fan base and its sales are off the charts. In addition, The Last of Us Part 2 has left a lot of critical questions lurking everywhere. Therefore, getting Part 3 of the series is an inevitable reality. According to some reports, Part 3 is in the early pre-production stages and the script has undergone completion to some extent.
The Last of Us Remastered vs The Last of Us Remake
In general, a remastered version of a game just optimizes the game in the frame rate, texture clarity, and UI, but it uses the previous engine still.
However, a remake version will only retain the original story content and character design and then remake the entire game. It will use a brand-new engine and remake the main visual, art, and even the core gameplay. Its workload is almost equivalent to redeveloping a new game.
Compared to the original The Last of Us version, The Last of Us Part 1 (the remake version) has 3 main changes:
#1. Better visual quality
Textures are much more hi-res, shadows are not as muddy, the resolution is much higher, and the frame rate is at a smooth 60 fps. For example, the faces of the characters look much more realistic and detailed. In addition, the PS5 is capable of dynamic lighting and shadows, letting everything look richer, more realistic, and more impressive.
#2. Optimized gameplay
Moving and shooting are a hybrid between the original and Part 2. The level design has been changed at points. More destruction is introduced into the environmental reaction. In addition, the giraffe haptics feature of the DualSense has been implemented in Part 1, including adaptive triggers while shooting and haptics in specific sequences.
#3. More advanced accessibility options
New colorblind modes, audio description, navigation assistance, alternative control schemes, and more are included in Part 1.
The Last of Us Part 1 vs The Last of Us Part 2
Because The Last of Us Part 1 and The Last of Us Part 2 are both games released in the 20s, their technologies are almost the same. Therefore, their visual effects and character action effects are on the same level. Their difference lies in the game story and gameplay.
#1. Game Story
The game story of the original The Last of Us is so excellent that it was remade into a TV series. The Last of Us Part 1 keeps the original story. As for the game story of The Last of Us Part 2, many people think it seems haphazard at times and the pacing is also weak, but it is still an enjoyable experience.
As mentioned above, the gameplay of The Last of Us Part 1 is a hybrid between the original and Part 2. The core gameplay is not changed much. Therefore, the gameplay of The Last of Us Part 1 is outdated in some aspects.
Is The Last of Us on PC?
Yes, you can expect The Last of Us PC. It has been confirmed that The Last of Us Part 1 will arrive on PC on March 3, 2023.
Now, you can pre-purchase The Last of Us PC on Steam and Epic Games. If you preorder the game, you will receive the following additional in-game items:
- Bonus Supplements: Used to increase attributes such as max health, crafting speed, listen mode distance, healing speed, and improve weapon sway.
- Bonus Weapon Parts: Used to upgrade weapons and craft weapon holsters when you are at a work bench.
The Last of Us Part 1 will be playable on Steam Deck, too.
Will there be The Last of Us 2 PC?
As there is yet no official confirmation, it’s hard to say. But as you can see, The Last of Us 1 PC is coming and The Last of Us 2 also has good sales on PS4, so it seems that we can expect The Last of Us 2 PC.
But even if The Last of Us Part 2 will release on PC eventually, we’re not expecting it to launch for quite some time. After all, the workload is enormous.
Can You Play Last of Us on PC?
Yes, you can play The Last of Us on PC, no matter the Part 1 or Part 2. However, to play The Last of Us PC, you need to meet the following requirements.
The Last of Us Part 1 PC Requirements
At the time of writing, Steam and Epics don’t release The Last of Us Part 1 PC requirements. However, many people have made their predictions on The Last of Us Part 1 PC requirements. It seems that The Last of Us Part 1 requires space of 79GB at least and a GPU like 1060, but many people recommend 1080ti.
As The Last of Us Remake has better visual effects, you can expect that it must have high requirements on the GPU and storage. When the official The Last of Us Part 1 PC requirements are released, I will update this post.
Now, you can check your PC specs to see whether it meets The Last of Us Part 1 PC requirements. If it doesn’t meet the storage requirement, it’s very easy to solve this problem. You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to extend the partition. Here is the guide:
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard. Right-click a partition and select Extend.
Step 2: Choose another partition to take up space. Drag the blue button to determine how much space you want to take. Then, click the OK button.
Step 3: Click the Apply button to execute the pending operation.
If your PC doesn’t meet the CPU, GPU, or RAM requirements, the following posts will help you:
- How to Upgrade Motherboard and CPU without Reinstalling Windows
- How to Install a Graphics Card in Your Computer? See a Guide!
- How to Get More RAM on Laptop—Free up RAM or Upgrade RAM
After your PC meets the requirements, you can get The Last of Us PC download from Steam or Epic Games.
The Last of Us Part 2 PC Requirements
Although there is no The Last of Us Part 2 PC currently, you can still play The Last of Us Part 2 on your PC. There are 2 ways for you.
Way 1. Use PS Remote Play
This service can stream your PlayStation games from your console to your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, PS5, or PS4 consoles. To use this service, you need to meet the following requirements:
- A PS5, PS5 Digital Edition, PS4, or PS4 Pro2 console connected to a broadband network.
- The free PS Remote Play app.
- A DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller or DualSense wireless controller.
- At least 5Mbps internet but 15Mbps is recommended.
As for how to download and use PS Remote Play to play a game on your PC, you can refer to this post: Get PS Remote Play Downloads for Windows/Mac/Android/iOS.
Way 2. Use PlayStation Plus
Sony has a cloud gaming subscription service called PlayStation Now, but this service has been merged with PlayStation Plus in 2022 and is no longer available as a standalone membership. This service allows you to play PS5, PS4, and classic PS games on your PC over the network.
To use the PS cloud gaming service, you need to meet the following requirements:
- A PlayStation Plus Premium subscription.
- An adult account for PlayStation Network.
- Broadband with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps — a wired connection is recommended.
- A compatible controller, like the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.
- A Windows 8.1 or 10 PC with a Core i3 2.0 GHz CPU, 300 MB of available storage, and 2 GB of RAM.
Then, you need to download the PlayStation Plus app and sign in it. Connect the controller to your PC and then search for The Last of Us Part 2 for streaming.
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