Caution: Avoid The Extremely Bad ‘The Last Of United States’ PC Port For Now

Joel on Steam Deck


Sony has actually been doing relatively well with its string of popular PC ports of its older, previously special PlayStation video games. If there was something of a streak going, that has actually now come crashing to an end, thanks to The Last of United States Part I Remake’s devastating port on PC.

The problems? Where to begin. Its inadequately enhanced, running extremely typically at a bad framerate on any level of maker. Crashes, unreasonable shader collection times, unusual bugs and uh, some fascinating visuals on locations like the Steam Deck, as seen above, where the video game is not yet validated.

All of this has actually led to a deluge of unfavorable evaluations for the port, which was popular when it initially released on PlayStation. It’s at 66% “Mostly Negative” evaluations on Steam, which is not likely to alter till substantial repairs are made.

Steam Reviews


Naughty Dog is going to make those repairs, and released an unusual mea culpa about the quality of the release, with the studio generally being understood for its polish (at the expenditure of dev crunch, sometimes).

“The Last of United States Part I PC gamers: we’ve heard your issues, and our group is actively examining numerous problems you’ve reported. We will continue to upgrade you, however our group is focusing on updates and will resolve concerns in upcoming spots.”

They likewise released a list of recognized problems pestering the video game, consisting of:

  • Filling shaders takes longer than anticipated
  • Efficiency and stability is deteriorated while shaders are filling in the background
  • Older graphics motorists results in instability and/or visual issues
  • Video game might be not able to boot in spite of fulfilling the minimum system requirements
  • A prospective memory leakage

Not terrific! Far, we do not have a timing on repairs here, however up until then, no, I would definitely not advise purchasing The Last of United States on Steam for $60, and if you do, certainly do not even try to make it work efficiently on Steam Deck. There are far a lot of concerns that require to be figured out, and it’s uncertain how this was permitted to take place.

There’s some speculation that this was hurried out to attempt to profit from The Last of United States airing on HBO, which might be real, albeit the series was currently taking advantage of enormously increased sales prior to this, so they truly need to not have actually hurried it if they did. Yes, something went severely incorrect here, and this is one port worth preventing till considerable repairs are made.

Update (3/30): Naughty Dog has actually reacted to early reports of efficiency issues by launching a little preliminary spot to repair some problems, however they acknowledge that bigger repairs are required in the future to solve additional issues. Here’s what the brand-new spot repairs, and what they need to state about continuous concerns:

“Hey everybody,

A brand-new hotfix for The Last of United States Part I is now live. This upgrade mostly focusses on stability and efficiency enhancements and other smaller sized enhancements.

The group is carefully enjoying gamer reports and actively dealing with a spot with more bugfixes, to be launched quickly.

Spot Notes

  • Repaired a number of efficiency & & drawback associated problems affecting some users.
  • Keep in mind: Additional enhancements and examinations based upon user feedback are underway.
  • Included additional crash diagnostic details to help in examining shader structure associated crashes and other typical reported stability problems.

For other problems we are presently tracking or examining, please describe our Known Issues. If you come across any of these issues, please contact assistance to assist us collect more information and insights.”

The needle has actually not moved much on evaluations of the video game. It’s now as much as 37% favorable, rather of 33%, showing a sluggish climb might be possible, however there is still certainly a big quantity of work to be done, and a great deal of examination will be required to determine what occurred here, and how it can be prevented for future PC models of video games as Sony has actually shown they wish to do more PC releases of their exclusives faster than they have in the past.

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