It has been confirmed that The Last of Us Part 1 will be compatible with Valves Steam Deck devices when the Naughty Dog’s PC version of the remake is released in 2023. Over the weekend, a Twitter user publicly asked whether the Last of Us Part 1 was a good deal to pre-order on Steam, with no confirmation on Steam Deck compatibility.
Neil Druckmann, Co-President of Naughty Dog, recently took to Twitter and confirmed that when The Last of Us Part 1 launches on PC next year, it is really going to be completely optimized for Steam Deck or Steam Deck-Verified, as Valve likes to call it. The PC port of the game was a long time coming given PlayStation’s recent push into PC and was finally revealed during Game Awards.
Steam Deck owners are in for a treat next year, because Naughty Dogs co-president, Neil Druckmann, has confirmed The Last of Us Part I will be compatible with Valves’ handheld game machine. Like Sony’s other PlayStation-to-PC releases, The Last of Us Part I will be coming to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game is set for release sometime this coming March as announced at the Game Awards. Fun fact, the PC version of the game is actually $10 cheaper that the PS5 version which was $69.99.
The Last of Us Part 1 becomes the other PlayStation-exclusive title that makes the jump over to Steam, along with a forthcoming PC port of Returnal that is believed to head to PC in early 2023. While the PS4 has a polished-up version of The Last of Us, it is one of a handful of console games to push hard for solely being played on the PS5. In a delicious twist, for anyone without a PlayStation, Valves handheld game PCs are about to get a chance to play a game that was only previously available on the Sonys console.
Fortunately for others, the latest news has confirmed the PlayStation 5 Remake in particular will be compatible with Valve’s portable PC. Given the high technical bar that Naughty Dog and the rest of the Sony-owned studios set themselves, it seems unlikely fans will have any cause for concern over how well the game’s popular Steam Deck performs.
Many of you will undoubtedly be excited to see the Naughty Dog Uncharted series running on Steam Deck by the time The Last of Us PC release date rolls around, mainly since the series has generally been kept firmly within PlayStations clutches.