The Last Of Us Part 1 Is PlayStation’s Fourth Biggest Launch On Steam By Concurrent Players

The top spot still belongs to God of War.

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  • The Last of Us Part 1—a remake of the original The Last of Us—was released on March 28 for PC. This is the 18th PlayStation exclusive that has now received a port to the platform. 
  • Out of all the other first-party PlayStation titles outed for PC, The Last of Us Part 1 has logged a peak concurrent player count of 36,496 users in recent times. 
  • This makes The Last of Us Part 1 PlayStation’s fourth biggest PC launch on the basis of concurrent players. 
  • The game at the top, sporting over 73,000 users, is God of War (2018). 

Information tracking from the popular third-party Steam site SteamDB has shown that the peak concurrent player count of The Last of Part 1 on PC has reached 36,496. This makes Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic thriller the fourth biggest launch on PC in terms of active players, staying right behind the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, and God of War. 

Steam DB Page of The Last of Us Part 1
Steam DB Page of The Last of Us Part 1

The concurrent player count peaked two days ago, right at the time of The Last of Us PC release. Credits to Draugoth on NeoGAF for spotting the information first, along with laying out the record held by other first-party PlayStation releases on Steam. The top spot at the moment belongs to Santa Monica Studio‘s God of War, tracing its PC launch back to January 14, 2022.

Right after God of War’s arrival to the self-proclaimed PC master race platform, Marvel’s Spider-Man, albeit in a remastered fashion, followed suit, opening up the brilliant world of Peter Parker to PC gamers across the spectrum. Here’s an overview of the rest of the PlayStation exclusives and how they’ve done in terms of concurrent player peaks over time. 

  • God of War – 73,529 Players
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – 66,436
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – 56,557
  • The Last of Us Part I – 36,496
  • Days Gone – 27,450
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 13,539
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – 10,851
  • Returnal – 6,691
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure – 610

Unluckily, The Last of Us Part 1’s Steam release hasn’t been met with flowers and roses exactly, not up until now, at least. Perhaps, this is the reason the third-person shooter failed to acquire adequate traction from the bustling community of PC players, where there’s massive potential for a title to do extremely well from various perspectives. 

To put it bluntly, the game has seemingly joined the party of disappointing PC ports, given the fairly broken state it has been published in. Keep in mind that Naughty Dog purposely delayed the title’s release back in February to “make sure that the Last of Us Part 1 PC debut is in the best shape possible.” Oh well, that didn’t age right. Many are of the opinion that they’d rather play The Last of Us Remastered on their PS4 at the moment. 

In other news, a hotfix was pushed out on March 29 for The Last of Us Part 1 on PC, focusing on stability and performance improvements. One of the most prominent player complaints concerning the title’s playability revolves around shader-building. It’s evidently taking an absurd amount of time for the shaders to load and facilitate the in-game environment. Even when that does finally happen, the game goes crashing down. 

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When you do get to enjoy the otherwise magnificent game on your end, keep in mind that beating the campaign unlocks Portal-, Alan Wake-, and Left 4 Dead-inspired t-shirt cosmetics for Ellie. But then again, getting through one chapter, let alone the entire game, is measuring up to be a difficult prospect at this time. Keep an eye out for more patches in the near future and submit a ticket on the support site to further accentuate relevant issues.

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John Rooney is a News Writer on eXputer who’s been keeping up with the gaming and technology industries since he was 14. If there’s a buzz in the industry, John’s news report will be among the first you’ll read on the internet. He’s got a Bachelor's in Journalism and has several years worth of experience reporting on the gaming industry. Experience: 6+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Published 200+ News Stories ||

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