The Last Of Us Part 1’s Steam Deck Support Not A Priority For Naughty Dog Right Now

Steam Deck owners will have to wait.

Story Highlights.

  • Getting The Last of Us Part 1 verified on Steam Deck isn’t a priority for developer Naughty Dog right now.
  • Naughty Dog tweeted about fixes coming to the game and used the opportunity to let fans know that full Steam Deck support isn’t coming anytime soon.
  • The Last of Us Part 1 was released on PC on March 28 and was almost immediately slammed on Steam for its performance issues.
  • The third patch is coming later today, April 4, while another will soon follow on April 7.

In a new tweet by Naughty Dog, the developer has said that it’s “prioritizing fixes and patches” for The Last of Us Part 1’s PC version before submitting the game for Steam Deck verification. Ever since the title’s PC debut on March 3, Steam Deck owners have been expecting news of the title receiving compatibility for Valve’s handheld PC, but it appears that might not be happening anytime soon.

The lead developer of the game, Neil Druckmann, confirmed that The Last of Us Part 1 will run on Steam Deck, and Valve had used screenshots from the game to promote the portable before launch, so it had looked as though Steam Deck would be verified, or at least partially supported.

The Last of Us has been officially tagged as unsupported on Steam Deck on its arrival, with Naughty Dog stating that having it verified will have to wait till the game is patched up on PC in the latest Twitter thread. The Last of Us Part 1 has just been released on PC, however, gamers are quite dissatisfied with the port, with “mostly negative” ratings on Steam at the time of writing.

Naughty Dog’s classic 2013 hit’s remake, which has made landfall on PC, was highly anticipated, but it hasn’t gone over well with fans so far. Since its debut, the game has been plagued by bugs and poor performance. Players were ready to file complaints after experiencing several crashes and other similar concerns. However, the developers have subsequently addressed the community, stating that fixes are on the way.

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