Players of The Last of Us Part I on PC have received yet another hotfix aimed at fixing numerous issues that have plagued the game since its release last month. In the latest patch, developers Naughty Dog have urged players using Nvidia 30-series graphics cards to update their drivers to version 531.58, warning that those with GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs may experience random crashes.
Improvements & Fixes
The hotfix targets numerous instances of crashes and other issues that have caused frustration and disappointment for fans of the game. Among the improvements and fixes highlighted in the patch notes include:
- Addressed UI/UX issues
- Fixed unintended character behaviour for both playable characters and non-playable characters (NPCs)
- Additions to diagnostic support
- Fixed an issue which could cause Xbox controller stick inputs to erroneously read as zeros for brief periods of time
- Fixed an issue where the ‘Reset to Default’ function under Settings could make improper selections
- Fixed an issue where HUD performance monitors could impact system performance when enabled
- Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when using [ALT+ENTER] to toggle between Fullscreen and Windowed modes
- Fixed an issue where a memory crash could occur during the transition from the end of the game into the credits sequence
- Added additional crash report logs to provide further insight for developers
Despite these improvements, The Last of Us Part I on PC has faced criticism from fans and critics due to its crashes, lackluster technical performance, and glitches. The game currently sports “Mixed” user reviews on Steam.
Naughty Dog has made it clear that it and partner Iron Galaxy are closely paying attention to player reports and, as such, will continue to work on game stability and delivering additional fixes which will be included in regularly released future updates to the game. According to the patch notes, the company is “actively optimizing” the game for PC and prioritizing technical fixes before submitting the title for Steam Deck verification.
Despite its issues, many fans of The Last of Us Part I remain loyal and dedicated to the franchise. In June, a remastered version of the game was announced for PlayStation 5 as part of The Last of Us Part II “Grounded” bundle, which will also include new clothing items and concepts for players to try out. It remains to be seen how well the game will perform on the new console, but many fans are hopeful that it will be a vast improvement over the PC version.
The Last of Us Part I remains an incredibly popular game, despite its issues on PC. Players are eagerly hoping for the outstanding issues to be resolved as the game has built a strong following and a dedicated fan base. Naughty Dog’s commitment to regularly releasing patches and updates shows that they are determined to fix the game and provide a stable and fun gaming experience for players on all platforms in the future.