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The Last Of Us Part 1 delayed on PC because the HBO show is a hit

The Last Of Us Part 1 delayed on PC because the HBO show is a hit

Naughty Dog wants the game to be the best it possible can be for PC players.

As a result of the huge success that the show has seen, Sony and Naughty Dog have elected to delay the release of The Last of Us Part I on PC to ensure that it is in "the best shape possible" for new and returning fans.

Only last year did our Will McCue play The Last of Us for the first time, thanks to the remake. Obviously, he fell head over heels for Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic story, and our review of Part I reiterates why the game deserves a re-release that reveres the emotional experience of following Joel and Ellie across the United States in search of a cure.

However, for a lot of fans, their introduction to the two survivors comes in HBO's The Last of Us, with Pedro Pascal playing Joel and Bella Ramsey playing Ellie. A second season was officially ordered after two episodes and families are understanding why the gamers under their roof are enamoured with the medium's power of immersive storytelling.

Check out the awesome motion-capture of actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson on the game below:

The Last of Us Part I is only available on PlayStation 5 and would have released at the start of March. But, Naughty Dog has decided to push the PC port of the game back due to the popularity of the show.

"Hearing your love for the HBO adaptation, seeing your beautiful Photo Mode shots, and learning about how the world and characters our studio created nearly a decade ago continue to reach new and old fans alike floors us every day," explained the developer in a post to Twitter. "We realize that many of you have been excited to jump in - some for the first time - when Part 1 hits PC."

"And so we want to make sure that The Last of Us Part 1 PC debut is in the best shape possible. The additional few weeks will allow us to ensure this version of The Last of Us lives up to your, and our, standards. We are so excited to bring The Last of Us Part 1 to a new platform, reaching new and returning players with Joel and Ellie's unforgettable story of survival, and we hope that you'll continue to look forward to its PC release on March 28."

There's not long to wait from the original release date, fortunately, but it's uplifting news for those who have had their curiosity piqued from the show.

Featured Image Credit: HBO, Sony

Topics: The Last Of Us, PC, TV And Film