Official Steam Deck support for The Last of Us: Part I will have to wait as Naughty Dog has announced its post-launch efforts are set on bringing the base PC version up to snuff. The developer has already apologised for the state of the PC port, calling it not "Naughty Dog quality". Another hotfix is expected to be deployed in the next 24 hours, and then a full patch will go live on Friday.
Despite being advertised alongside the Steam Deck, though, you won't be able to officially take The Last of Us: Part I on the go in the near future. While you can kind of play the game on Valve's portable console, it runs very poorly and looks terrible. For example, the image of Joel's messed up face is taken from the Steam Deck. "We will keep you updated of its Steam Deck status as we continue to improve the PC version," Naughty Dog said on Twitter.
Since release last week, the PC version of The Last of Us: Part I has gone on to become the team's worst-ever reviewed game on Metacritic. It currently has a rating of just 58. One or two hotfixes have been deployed since, and Naughty Dog will be hoping this Friday's update will be end of its PC nightmare. At least for now, because the developer is bringing more of its titles to the personal computer in the future.
How has your experience of The Last of Us: Part I on PC been? Have you encountered all the reported bugs, or were you waiting for that official Steam Deck support? Let us know in the comments below.
This split focus is fab. Im sure this is having no impact whatsoever on PS5 game development (sarcasm)
Naughty Dog shouldnt be anywhere near this. It should be a porting studio looking into the necesary fixes and patches that are required
Can some one tell me how the steam deck specs hold up to the ps5?
Fix the PC version and that will improve the game on the Deck. There's a lot of games that aren't "Verified" for the Deck yet run great with a few tweaks in the performance menu.
Why is Naughty Dog on this at all. Focus on Playstation development. Didnt this only have like 30,000 players on PC?
If only there were a Vita 2....
@Rob_230 These guys make 2 games a decade. Could you tell a difference?
Depends of which version of the Steam Deck you get. Short answer, pretty darn well. I have a deep PC library and most of it runs flawlessly on the Steam Deck. I would head over to YouTube and watch some of the reviews to see if it is something that might fit in your life. I do like mine.
Before you get one though, rumors are that Sony has something new up it's sleeve and many believe it might be some sort of portable. No verification... just saying.
It’s running fine on my steam deck so far.
I’ll stick with the ps4 pro version
@Cutmastavictory it's specs are nowhere near a PS5 and is much more comparable with a PS4, albeit with a much better CPU and more modern GPU architecture. That said, given it's screen resolution as OS, it really does punch above its weight
I heard resident evil 4 remake is 60 fps on steam deck, maybe nd should get a better pc programmers or something rather than deceive pc gamers with shoddy port?
I do like how they talk about the PC version as if it's somehow separate to the Steamdeck and not literally the same game.
From what I've seen of this game it looks like they just tested it on the latest i9 paired with a 4090 and it seemed fine. It baffles me how anyone dares release a game in such a state
I'm sure all 7 Steam Deck owners are devastated
What a disappointing train wreck of a release.
They really blew it and just keep doubling down on bad press.
That said, I can get it going at a near stable 30fps on Deck currently. It doesn't look SUPER terrible, more akin to the PS3 release, but little things like unreadable signs and so forth kinda irk me. The gameplay is still there tho.
@Itachi2099. As of October last year, Valve has sold over a million Steam Decks. And that is while supply chains were constrained. I am sure that another six months with better availability have improved those numbers. The Vita only sold 15 million units during its entire life span of nine years.
@Itachi2099 that would have been relevant when it first released but millions own a steam deck now.
I love my Steam Deck, it's a marvel. But I don't expect miracles, I don't expect it to play all the latest games.
@Itachi2099 I’m one of those 7.
@Itachi2099 unless they're already playing the original. The promise of [at least decent] PS3 emulation on the go is arguably one of the biggest things SD can offer, even if it means turning it into an honest Win10 machine with everything that entails.
@Itachi2099 also one of the seven.
I think Sony would do well with a mobile portable PC that would set itself apart from others by natively running ps4 games and stream ps5 via psplus premium or remote play, but that would probably be too crazy thing to ask for.
It's still crazy that's ps4s are being sold for above 300€.
@Itachi2099. Wow. I think you struck a chord with some Steam Deck owners.
It's absurd to think this game was delayed to supposedly make it the best it could be and it ends up releasing in the state that it did. I will wait for them to fix it completely, Steam Deck version and all and I look forward to it. Such a damn shame it had to end up like this though.
@Cutmastavictory The top tier version of the Steam Deck, I would say it's comparable to somewhere in between a base PS4 and PS4 Pro, closer to a base PS4, but with an NVME SSD that makes games load a lot faster.
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