Don’t worry, The Last of Us Part 1 will be Steam Deck compatible!

Don't worry, The Last of Us Part 1 will be Steam Deck compatible!

The Last of Us Part I will be playable on Steam Deck, Neil Druckmann confirms

Steam Deck owners are in for a treat next year, as Naughty Dog’s Co-President Neil Druckmann has confirmed that The Last of Us Part I will be compatible with Valve’s portable gaming machine. 

The Last of Us Part 1 is coming to PC on March 3rd 2023, around six months after the game’s PlayStation 5 version. This continues the trend of Sony’s first party PlayStation-to-PC conversions being Steam Deck compatible, solidifying the handheld’s position as a pseudo PlayStation Portable successor.

Like the game’s PlayStation 5 version, The Last of Us Part I offers gamers modernised gameplay, improved controls, expanded accessibility options, improved visuals, and enhanced exploration and combat. While the original Last of Us launched on PlayStation 3 and was Remastered on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony felt the need remake the game for their current-generation PlayStation 5 console. The good news for PC gamers is that this remaking effort has given the company an opportunity to bring The Last of Us to PC, opening up the game to a new audience. On Steam Deck, The Last of Us Part 1’s PC version will even be playable on-the-go. 

On PC, The Last of Us should be able to run at higher resolutions and framerates than the game’s PlayStation 5 version if gamers have strong enough hardware. On top of that, PC gamers will likely be able to play the game with unique graphical enhancements. At a minimum, PC gamers should expect support for FSR 2 and DLSS on PC.

After The Last of Us Part I comes to PC, it is likely that Sony will also reveal plans to bring The Last of Us Part 2 to the platform. Like other Sony PlayStation to PC releases, The Last of Us Part I will be coming to PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store. 

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