The Last of Us Part I is getting Steam Deck support

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The Last of Us Part I will receive support for the Steam Deck, the creator of the game says Neil Druckman on Twitter know. The PC version will be released on March 3, 2023 via Steam and can therefore also be played on the Steam Deck.

Naughty Dog’s action-adventure game was given a PC release date late last week, but Steam Deck users took to Twitter to wonder if the game would also be playable on handheld. Naughty Dogs co-president and The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann subsequently confirmed that this is indeed possible, mockingly GamesRadar. He writes, “Ellie and Joel are going to bless the Steam Deck with their presence, don’t worry.”

On the other hand, it is not known to what extent the hardware of Valve’s handheld will affect the performance of the game. Users may need to downgrade the game’s graphics settings in order to play The Last of Us Part I, which has been “re-optimized and improved for the PC,” at a comfortable frame rate.

Valve uses multiple categories to indicate compatibility with the handheld; from “Great on Deck” to acknowledging that the game works for the most part, but some aspects of the game may not or may not work properly. Presumably Druckmann’s announcement indicates that the game will receive full Steam Deck support.

In The Last of Us, players follow the teenage girl Ellie and father figure and smuggler Joel. The two must survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by fungi-infected creatures and murderous humans. The first part was released in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and in 2014 for the PS4. A remake was later released, labeled ‘Part I’. The sequel followed in 2020, which was immediately titled The Last of Us Part II. Meanwhile, a TV series is also in the works, which can be seen on HBO Max from January 15.

Ellie and Joel will grace the Steam Deck… don’t worry!

— Neil Druckman (@Neil_Druckmann) December 10, 2022

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