The issue with suffocating human distress is that it simply is not suffocating sufficient. Typically I discover myself at a pleasant lunch, or the backyard centre, or meandering via an amber cornfield in dappled night daylight. Effectively, no extra! When the desolate, post-apocalyptic The Final of Us lastly hits PC on March 3 subsequent yr, I will be capable of endure at any time when and wherever I would like, as a result of apparently it may be playable on Steam Deck.

The information comes straight from TLoU creator (and Naughty Canine co-president) Neil Druckmann on Twitter. Responding to a fan asking in regards to the game’s Deck compatibility, Druckmann responded that “[TLoU protagonists] Ellie and Joel will grace the Steam Deck… don’t fear!”

So relaxation simple, you can sate your weak spot for bleakness on the go when the game comes out on PC subsequent yr. In fact, Druckmann would not say how effectively it will run, so that you is likely to be taking a success to your framerate or constancy to get it operating within the palms of your palms, but it surely’s a powerful brag for the Deck regardless. On console, The Final of Us Half 1 is one in all comparatively few video games that demand to be run solely on a PS5 (although that is likely to be partially right down to the truth that there’s one other gussied-up model of TLoU for PS4 already). The truth that the Deck can apparently sustain with this current-gen showpiece is a testomony to its talents.

Though Sony—and a number of other others—has gone all-in on a $70/£70 default pricepoint for brand new video games, TLoU is a nostalgic $60/£50 on Steam. I am trying ahead to getting my palms on it. The unique was not, as some instructed, the best game ever made, but it surely was a tense and evocative story with nice performances and a stable narrative. It will be good to see it free of its console shackles and allowed to roam free on PC and, sure, Steam Deck.

It is not the one PS-exclusive washing up on our shores, both. Sony has additionally introduced that roguelike shooter Returnal might be coming to PC within the close to(ish) future. That one would not have a stable launch date but, although: It is at the moment listed as a nebulous “Coming quickly” on Steam, but it surely’s seemingly that it too will run on the Deck at any time when it releases, if SteamDB is any indication. It is a fairly good time to be a PC gamer, for those who ask me.