The Last of Us Part I sales skyrocket as PC launch approaches
What to look forward to: Originally released on PlayStation 3 in 2013, The Last of Us has become an incredibly successful franchise. Its popularity has led to a PS4 remaster in 2014, a sequel in 2020, and a remake for current-gen hardware in 2022. Initially, the games were only available for PlayStation consoles. However, Naughty Dog has announced that the series will be coming to PC, with a release scheduled for March.
The Last of Us Part I, announced and released in 2022, was a remake of the original 2013 game. 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 features better graphics and animations than its predecessor and supports Dualsense-exclusive features such as adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
The studio has also unveiled the first installment in The Last of Us franchise: a PC port. The PC version did not originally have a release date, but Naughty Dog later confirmed that it would arrive on March 3, 2023. Even though the game and story are 10 years old, it was nice to see that PlayStation Studios didn’t lose the gift. time to bring a high quality remake to PC gamers.
Due to the huge success of the original, back in 2014, rumors began circulating about possible film adaptations of the video game. Neither came to fruition until 2020, when HBO announced a partnership with Naughty Dog to adapt The Last of Us into a TV series. Originally scheduled to air in December 2020, the coronavirus outbreak delayed production, pushing the release to 2023.
After nearly three years of delays, teasers and trailers, the series finally aired on January 15, 2023. The first episode received warm praise from viewers, who commended the show for staying close to its source material, which is rare for video games. adaptation. Industry Experts expect the series will be renewed for a second and third season to cover the longer sequel The Last of Us Part 2.
With a lot of hype and the overall success of the HBO series, sales of The Last of Us Part I and the PS4 remaster skyrocketed. GamesIndustry reports that The Last of Us Part I saw increase in sales 238 percent weekly, while sales of the remaster were up 322 percent.
This recent surge in PS4 and PS5 versions of the game could be a great sign to launch the franchise on PC, as the show has boosted interest in the series so much. The release of the port also nearly coincides with the show’s season finale. If it was intentional, perhaps a PC port of The Last of Us Part II could have arrived alongside Season 2.
The Last of Us: Part I officially launches on PC on March 3, 2023. Steam and Epic Games Store.