The remaster of the 2013 PS3 game was due to release on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 3. However, in a statement published on Friday, its developer announced it had now been pushed back to March 28.
That means the PC version will now release a few weeks after the conclusion of the hit HBO show, which is due to air its final episode on Sunday, March 12.
“We at the studio have been completely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for The Last of Us these last few weeks,” Naughty Dog wrote on social media.
“Hearing your love for the HBO adaptation, seeing your beautiful Photo Mode shots, and learning about how the world and characters our studio created nearly a decade ago continue to reach new and old fans alike floors us every day.
“We know a lot of you have been revisiting the story that started it all with The Last of Us Part I on PlayStation 5 console, and we realize many of you have been excited to jump in – some for the first time – when Part I hits PC.
“And so we want to make sure that The Last of Us Part I PC debut is in the best shape possible. These additional few weeks will allow us to ensure this version of The Last of Us lives up to your, and our, standards.
“We are so excited to bring The Last of Us Part I to a new platform, reaching new and returning players with Joel and Ellie’s unforgettable story of survival, and we hope that you’ll continue to look forward to its PC release on March 28.”
The Last of Us Part 1 was released for PS5 last year with modernised gameplay and controls, plus expanded accessibility options.
In VGC’s The Last of Us Part 1 review, we said: “If you want to play the very best version of one of the greatest games that has ever been made, then The Last of Us Part 1 is a triumph.