The Last of Us Part I for PC delayed to March 26

Originally slated to release for March 3.

For those who are riding the hype of the hit TV adaptation and would want to try the remake on PC, some slightly bad news. Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog just announced that the PC version of The Last of Us Part I, which was originally planned for March, is going to be pushed a few weeks to March 26.

Here is Naughty Dog’s statement on the delay:

Let’s get right to it: We initially announced The Last of Us Part I PC release would be March 3, but we’ve decided to push its launch date out by just a few weeks; it will now be released on March 28. We at the studio have been completely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for The Last of Us these last few weeks. Hearing your love for the HBO adaptation, seeing your beautiful Photo Mode shots, and learning about how the world and characters our studio created nearly a decade ago continue to reach new and old fans alike floors us every day. We know a lot of you have been revisiting the story that started it all with The Last of Us on PlayStation 5 console, and we realize many of you have been excited to jump in—some for the first time—when Part I hits PC.

And so we want to make sure that 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. We are so excited to bring The Last of Us to a new platform, reaching new and returning players with Joel and Ellie’s unforgettable story of survival, and we hope that you’ll continue to look forward to its PC release on March 28. The Naughty Dog team appreciates your support and enthusiasm, and we look forward to sharing more about the PC version soon.

If you ask me, the slight push in release date is reasonable for me, if it means giving an already stellar game that small bit of polish.

The Last of Us Part I will be available via Steam and Epic Games Store on March 26, 2023.