Is The Last of Us Coming to PC?

A leak suggests The Last of Us is yet another PlayStation exclusive that is coming to PC. Sony continues porting its exclusives to PC, and we have all the details below.
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Is this masterpiece finally coming to PC? | © The Last of Us

[Update: June 09]

There is another leak, confirming yesterday's leaked release date of The Last of Us Remake for PC. The game, officially titled "The Last of Us: Part 1", popped up on a store page called "PlayStation Direct", including not just the release date, but also screenshots and a trailer.

This one was found by Twitter's own, Nibel. He posted all the info in a thread. Check it out here:

Here's the official description of The Last of Us Remake:
Enjoy a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed with improved effects and enhanced exploration and combat.

So, there you have it gamers. The Last of Us will come to PC. Exciting! We don't know when exactly that will happen, but we expect it to come out at some point this year. Make sure to tune into our live coverage of the Summer Game Fest, where the game is expected to be shown.

[Update: June 08]

According to a new leak, The Last of Us Remake will release on September 2. And even better, it looks like it's coming to PC! This leak comes from a new Twitter account with the name "The Snitch" and yes, I know this sounds like a bad joke, but believe me on this one... it's legit.

Our anonymous friend seems to be a legit inside source. He leaked the entire State of Play lineup hours before the actual show happened. Now they tweeted about The Last of Us, including the date of September 2 and a PC symbol. This fits with rumors and leaks, indicated that the game will be shown during the Summer Game Fest tomorrow on June 9.

So yeah, until it is officially confirmed, take everything with a grain of salt. But also... you're allowed to get a tad bit excited with this one.

[Original Story]

A leaker on Reddit dug up a supposed Steam screenshot that seems to show The Last of Us' Steam store page. The Reddit post quickly gained traction, and prompted a slew of rumors that The Last of Us is coming to PC. After all, it's not at all unlikely, when you consider that exclusives like Days Gone and God of War already made or are making their way to PC. Plus, with rumors suggesting that Ghost of Tsushima is also coming to PC, The Last of Us eventually making the jump can seem like a foregone conclusion. Thus, the amount of rumors being sparked from a mere screenshot are understandable. Still... what's the truth here? Let's dig in.

Confirmation of The Last of Us Coming to PC

The screenshot in question originated on Reddit, and you can see it below. On it, we see a Steam store page, which clearly depicts The Last of Us. Yes, the image is blurry, but you know how leaks go these days: Suddenly no one is capable of snapping a high-quality picture with their 4K phones anymore. Anyway, here's the supposed leaked image from Steam:

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The Last of Us on Steam. Or is it? | © Steam

Is the The Last of Us PC Leak Real?

While the picture certainly looks legit at first glance, it does seem to be a fake, created by some evil mastermind that wants to see the world burn. The problem with the picture is, that there are a number of things wrong with it – as Reddit user AnUncutGem was quick to point out:

Title is only “The Last of Us” but the video trailer in the screenshots bar has the “Remastered” title and the 1st picture is a screenshot from Part II. So fake, also they don’t even have Uncharted 4/Lost Legacy listed on Steam yet, I doubt they’d double up on Naughty Dog titles.

While this doesn't confirm that The Last of Us is not coming to PC, it does cast serious doubt on this particular leak. Plus, it is true that the Uncharted collection was confirmed to be coming to PC, yet doesn't have a Steam page... why would The Last of Us get it so far ahead of time?

How to Play The Last of Us on PC? Possible Without Port?

Though the Naughty Dog games have not officially been ported to PC yet: yes, it is possible to play The Last of Us on PC without a port: The Last of Us Remastered is on PS Now, and The Last of Us 2 was just added to PS Now this month. PS Now is a game-streaming service that is available on PC, which grants access to PS3 and PS4 games. All you need is an active subscription, which only requires you to have a PSN account and to be over 18 years old. The service costs €10 a month or €60 per year. If you have a decent internet connection, are ok with playing on a controller and don't want to wait until The Last of Us is ported to PC, then this is your only option to play The Last of Us on PC now.

When Is The Last of Us Coming to PC?

Currently, there is no release date for a proper PC port of the Last of Us. We're willing to bet, though, that you'll have to wait until the Uncharted Collection is released on PC, and until The Last of Us gets its PS5 port. It is very unlikely that Naughty Dog will lessen the hype around those releases, by announcing a release date for a The Last of Us PC port. With 2022 nearing so soon, we would wager on an official announcement in 2022, with a The Last of Us PC release date following in 2023. Either way, you can rest assured that Naughty Dog will eventually bring the game to PC. Sony has long confirmed their commitment to bringing most – if not all – of their (former) PlayStation exclusives to PC. The reason is simple: More buyers means more money, and more happy gamers equal more brand-awareness. There is little benefit these days to keeping games exclusive forever, not with the current consoles being such a rarity, and gamers being more spread out throughout all systems than ever before.

In case The Last of Us doesn't mean anything to you, allow me to tell you why the Last of Us is worth it: Think about a gritty, dark movie that makes you cry out of connection to its characters. Now couple that with gameplay as brilliant and polished as The Uncharted series or Red Dead Redemption 2, along with graphics that eclipse both of the latter. That's The Last of Us in a nutshell. Of course, given the post-apocalyptic zombie nature of the game, The Last of Us is highly r-rated and not for the faint of heart: The game has a lot of violent and even some sexual content, but I can confidently say that none of it is gratuitous: It's all exactly the way it needs to be.

Oh, and if the The Last of Us games are not your cup of tea... well, the franchise is expanding beyond just gaming, and onto the silver screen. A The Last of Us TV show is in production at HBO, starring everybody's favorite actor from Game of Thrones, the Mandalorian himself: Pedro Pascal. Here are some of the first leaked images from the show: