Will We See The Last of Us Part 2 on PC?

A new Naughty Dog job listing suggests something bigger than a PS4 game is in the works.

Naughty Dog posted a rather interesting job listing for a graphics programmer, with said programmer working on The Last of Us Part 2. The posting's specifics suggest a fair bit more is going into the game than is usually the case for PlayStation 4 software and might point to either a Last of Us Part 2 PC port in the works or performance enhancements for The Last of Us Part 2 on PlayStation 5.

The listing calls for the usual experience with programming languages and understanding of graphics architecture. It lists AMD, which one would expect given that's what the PS4 uses. But right after that, it lists Nvidia Cuda. The next line asks for experience with "DirectX12, Vulkan or other modern graphics or computer APIs." 

With rumors about Horzion: Zero Dawn and Death Stranding making the leap to PC, the first conclusion that presents itself is that we can expect The Last of Us Part 2 on PC eventually as well. A slightly more farfetched conclusion is that the PlayStation 5 will use these architectures, and this position would be working on an eventual PS5 port of the game.

At this point, though, it's all conjecture. We know the PS5 will be a lot different from the PS4, but not how different. We also have very little knowledge about what games will be available on next-gen hardware when it launches holiday 2020, what ports we might see, and what brand-new IPs we can look forward to.

The full job listing can be seen here.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Last of Us 2 and PlayStation 5 news as it develops.

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Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Jan. 20th 2020

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