Sales of The Last of Us Part I Skyrocket As PC Launch Nears


What to expect: Released on PlayStation 3 in 2013, The Last of Us has become an incredibly successful franchise. Its popularity led to a PS4 remaster in 2014, a sequel in 2020, and a remake for current-generation hardware in 2022. Initially, the games were only available for PlayStation consoles. However, Naughty Dog has announced that the series will be released on PC, and the release is scheduled for March.

The Last of Us Part I, announced and released in 2022, was a remake of the original 2013 game. The developer Naughty Dog wanted to re-release the game to bring it up to the level of The Last of Us Part II. The remake has better graphics and animation compared to its previous counterpart and supports exclusive Dualsense features such as adaptive triggers and tactile feedback.

The studio also presented the first part of the franchise The Last of Us: a port for PC. Initially, the PC version did not have a release date, but Naughty Dog later confirmed that it would appear on March 3, 2023. Although the game and the plot turned 10 years old, it was nice to see that PlayStation Studios was not in vain. it’s time to bring a high-quality remake to PC gamers.

Due to the huge success of the original back in 2014, rumors began to circulate about possible adaptations of the video game. None of them were realized until 2020, when HBO announced a partnership with Naughty Dog to adapt The Last of Us into a series. Originally scheduled to air in December 2020, the coronavirus outbreak delayed production, rescheduling the release to 2023.

After almost three years of delays, teasers and trailers, the series finally aired on January 15, 2023. The first episode received warm praise from viewers, who appreciated that the show remains close to the source material, which is rare for video games. adaptations. Industry experts expect the series to be renewed for a second and third seasons to cover the longer sequel The Last of Us Part 2.

Due to the big hype and the overall success of the HBO series, sales of The Last of Us Part I and the PS4 remaster jumped sharply. GamesIndustry reports that sales of The Last of Us Part I increased by 238 percent compared to the previous week, and sales of the remaster increased by 322 percent.

This recent surge in PS4 and PS5 versions of the game could be a great sign for the launch of the franchise on PC, as the show has greatly increased interest in the series. The port’s release also almost coincides with the show’s season finale. If this was intentional, perhaps a port of The Last of Us Part II for PC could appear along with the second season.

The Last of Us Part I is officially released on PC on March 3, 2023 on Steam and Epic Games Store.


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