Last of Us Part I PC Release Delayed to March 28th

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Naughty Dog has released a statement confirming that The Last of Us Part I (on PC) has been delayed by almost four weeks. It was originally set to launch on the 3rd of March, but the date has now been pushed back, landing on the 28th of March, 2023.

Fans waiting for the beefed-up, improved version of The Last of Us will need to wait just a little longer – provided they intended to purchase the game on PC, that is.

Almost, But Not Quite

It’s not such a long delay, in the grand scheme of things. Recently, FNTASTIC revealed that its mysterious open-world survival game, The Day Before, will be delayed by several months when it should have been launching within a matter of days. Not only that but Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was also handed a delay recently, this one totalling around six weeks.

There are expectations for almost every title to face delays these days, and it comes as little surprise when a developer does push back the launch of their game. In recent weeks, Naughty Dog stated that it would be stopping the early announcement of its games, specifically to avoid disappointing players and fans with these delays.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Naughty Dog explained the reasons behind the delay:

… 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.

The Last of Us is probably one of the most recognisable franchises in the world right now. If the development of the game series wasn’t enough, The Last of Us’ HBO adaptation is performing extremely well, smashing records and pulling in tens of millions of viewers.

So, if we need to wait a little longer for the launch of The Last of Us Part I on PC, it’s not all bad. There’s plenty to plug the gap with.

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