The Last of Us Part 1 | Naughty Dog apologises for “jittering” PC port

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The Last of Us Part 1 PC port doesn’t have the “Naughty Dog quality you expected” the studio admits, but promises that a larger patch is on the way.


For PC users excitedly waiting for the day they could finally play the acclaimed The Last of Us Part 1 on their system, the game’s frankly dreadful release will surely come as a disappointment. Since its launch on 28 March, the PC port has been plagued by a depressingly long list of crashes, glitches, and game-breaking bugs. Some of them have been so eye-catching, they’ve quickly become memes – the image of a startlingly hairy Joel was one. The bizarre bug that caused characters to seemingly leak water from every pore was another.

Naughty Dog was quick to step in with reassurances that those bugs would be fixed; more recently, the studio has come back with a lengthier apology.

“We know some of you have not experienced the Naughty Dog quality you expected,” the studio wrote on Twitter. “Our team is working hard to resolve issues currently preventing some of you from experiencing the game to ensure it reaches the quality level you expect and deserve.”

Naughty Dog then went on to state that “A larger patch with additional fixes will be deployed later this week,” while a “hotfix addressing jittering mouse-controlled camera movement, crashes and more” would be arriving on 4 April.

Naughty Dog also offered a bit of advice: “ensure you are using the latest Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics drivers.”

Although The Last of Us Part 1 was originally developed by Naughty Dog, its PC port was handled by Iron Galaxy. A studio that has specialised in computer and console ports for well over the decade, it’s worked on everything from the Batman: Arkham games to Skyrim VR. Most recently, it worked on the lauded Metroid Prime Remastered on Switch.

Publicly, Naughty Dog has stated, “Our team, and our dedicated partners at Iron Galaxy will continue to investigate and address known issues to deliver the great The Last Of Us Part 1 experience you expect.”

Privately, we suspect there’ll be lengthy internal investigation into how the launch of such a respected game could go so embarrassingly wrong.


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