The Last of Us Part I launched on PC last week and it’s had an interesting player response.
By “interesting”, we mean that Twitter has been flooded with pictures and clips of bizarre glitches. The Last of Us Part I PC was also, over the weekend, review bombed on Steam. Now, Naughty Dog has apologised for the state of the game and promised to address it.
The Last of Us Part I is pretty demanding in terms of its specification and a handful of the issues could be related to that. We remember trying to run Resident Evil Village on a PC that wasn’t up to it and watching the walls disappear.
But that doesn’t account for the sheer number of issues people have run into. The issues have included wonky or low-resolution textures, models T-posing and more. In response, developer Naughty Dog has issued a statement:
“The Last of Us Part I PC players: We know some of you have not experienced the Naughty Dog quality you expected. Our team is working hard to resolve issues currently preventing some of you from experiencing the game to ensure it reaches the quality level you expect and deserve.”
Caught this beautiful moment the other day. So happy to be able to relive the game just as I remember it. pic.twitter.com/JlYhSLGadk
— Mark Medina (@Mark_Medina) April 1, 2023
Some people have been pointing fingers at Iron Galaxy, a studio involved in porting the game. “After the Arkham Knight PC disaster, no one should work with Iron Galaxy ever again,” remarked one Twitter user.
The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight had issues at launch, that much is true. But the developer has handled many, many titles, PC ports included. They also helped port Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves, which didn’t suffer from these issues.
It’s also not clear how much of the game Iron Galaxy handled. Naughty Dog is, currently, the only developer listed on the game’s store page. That implies they didn’t handle the lion’s share.
Naughty Dog is also encouraging people to ensure they have the latest graphics card drivers installed. There’s a hotfix arriving tomorrow, with a bigger patch coming later in the week. So, hopefully we’ll see a major improvement.
We also encourage players to ensure you are using the latest Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics drivers.
Our team, and our dedicated partners at Iron Galaxy will continue to investigate and address known issues to deliver the great The Last of Us Part I experience you expect.
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) March 31, 2023
And if not? Then the ball’s in Naughty Dog and Steam’s port. It’s embarrassing, to say the least. For years, PC players have been craving a PC The Last of Us, previously a PlayStation exclusive, and this is not the debut they were expecting.