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The Last Of Us Part I On PC Has Been Delayed

Despite the game's obsession with windows.

Naughty Dog has announced that it’s pushing back the release of The Last of Us Part I on PC by a few short weeks, delaying the franchise’s debut on the platform from March 3rd to March 28th, 2023.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the studio says that the extra time will allow it to ensure the release lives up to its standards, and those of its fans.

You can read the full statement below:

“Let’s get right to it: We initially announced The Last of Us Part I PC release would be March 3, but we’ve decided to push its launch date out by just a few weeks; it will now be released on March 28.

We at the studio have been completely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for The Last of Us these last few weeks. 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. We know a lot of you have been revisiting the story that started it all with The Last of Us Part I on PlayStation 5 console, and we realize many of you have been excited to jump in – some for the first time – when Part I hits PC.

And so we want to make sure that The Last of Us Part I PC debut is in the best shape possible. These 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 I 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. The Naughty Dog team appreciates your support and enthusiasm, and we look forward to sharing more about The Last of Us Part I PC version soon.”

As many users have pointed out in the replies, this also puts the release of the game on PC after the end of the HBO series, which debuts its final episode on March 13th, instead of just before. The HBO adaptation of The Last of Us airs new episodes every Monday at 1PM AEDT, and you can see the full release schedule here.

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The series has been gaining critical and public acclaim, and the network has already ordered a second season.