The Last of Us Part II PC Plans?

A job posting on LinkedIn from Naughty Dog puts out the call for a graphics programmer to join their game team (thanks TechRadar). The requirements they list suggest they may be working on a PC edition of The Last of Us Part II. Here's the evidence that the action/adventure sequel may not remain exclusive to PlayStation 4:
Summary:
Join our talented rendering team to develop and implement new and existing rendering techniques for our upcoming game, The Last of Us Part II.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement new and existing rendering techniques
  • Implement efficient and stunning industry defining visuals
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong math skills with an emphasis in 3D math
  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages
  • Thorough understanding of current GPU architectures (AMD GCN, NVIDIA CUDA)
  • Experience with DirectX12, Vulkan or other modern graphics or compute APIs
  • Experience with HLSL/GLSL or other equivalent shader languages
  • Console or PC programming experience
  • Passion for playing and developing exceptional games

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Jan 22, 2020, 02:36
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Acleacius wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 19:44:
It could be the next gen are offering optional keyboard and mouse, and forcing these maneuvers.
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Being able to play with KB/M on PS5 or Xbox Series X would be a huge incentive to buy the consoles. I'm not anti-console. I'm just anti-controller. Hate the thing.
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Jan 21, 2020, 10:49
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MeanJim wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 15:19:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 12:21:
While it is pure theorycrafting to hope that TLoU2 will come to PC....I would love to see it happen. The Last of Us and Bloodborne were two of the best games in the last decade...and both were sadly PS4 exclusives.

From what I saw of TLoU, it looked like little bits of clunky, repetitive, 3rd person, cover shooting in between a shit ton of cutscenes. How is that the best game of the decade, or did I miss something?

It still could have been, if done right, but imo it wasn't. Got tired with the gameplay, got bored with the story. Never finished
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Jan 21, 2020, 08:51
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Re: The Last of Us Part II PC Plans? Jan 21, 2020, 08:51
Jan 21, 2020, 08:51
 
Hrm, I'd like to play both this game and the original on PC, was there some version of the first one released on PC already?

Googling indicates there is some somewhat shady hacked version of TLoU for PC, didn't feel like trying it.
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Jan 20, 2020, 19:44
 
It could be the next gen are offering optional keyboard and mouse, and forcing these maneuvers.
In the long run it's inevitable, but it's just really a matter of whether we will all hopefully still be alive, when it finally happens. Grouphug
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Jan 20, 2020, 19:19
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Jan 20, 2020, 19:19
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Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 13:22:
Just the two of us, we can make it if we try....

Go home Cutter. You're drunk.

Also, I feel like all the love and attention PC gamers are getting recently with a ton of PS4 and Xbox games is going to come to end next year when the nextgen consoles are out and all the fad.
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Jan 20, 2020, 18:30
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Primalchrome wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 12:19:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 11:53:
"Console or PC programming experience" doesn't mean the game is coming to PC. It only means they're looking for someone with console or PC programming experience, as someone who has PC programming experience can likely transition into console programming comparatively quickly.
..er....

- Thorough understanding of current GPU architectures (AMD GCN, NVIDIA CUDA)
- Experience with DirectX12, Vulkan or other modern graphics or compute APIs
- Experience with HLSL/GLSL or other equivalent shader languages
The idea being that if they need NVidia experience it's gotta be PC?
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Jan 20, 2020, 18:29
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Acleacius wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 15:31:
It's exciting news and hard to believe the profit motive has taken this long to kick soe in the head. Trollbashing
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Jan 20, 2020, 18:09
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Darks wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 14:31:
Well, this would be great if it does in fact make it to the PC, but what about the first part? Would love to see that one make it to the PC also.

Watch a Let's Play or recap of the first one. It's dated now in every way.
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Could also be adding staff for PS5 development(including a potential native port for TLOU2)
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Jan 20, 2020, 17:40
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Jan 20, 2020, 17:40
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Pr()ZaC wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 16:09:
MeanJim wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 15:19:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 12:21:
While it is pure theorycrafting to hope that TLoU2 will come to PC....I would love to see it happen. The Last of Us and Bloodborne were two of the best games in the last decade...and both were sadly PS4 exclusives.

From what I saw of TLoU, it looked like little bits of clunky, repetitive, 3rd person, cover shooting in between a shit ton of cutscenes. How is that the best game of the decade, or did I miss something?
I bought a PS4 because I thought I could use it in the living room, to replace a PC for couch gaming. I wanted to play TLoU.
It came with it + Uncharted 4.
To make the story short... I liked Uncharted 4 much, MUCH more. TLoU was too repetitive.
I sold the console later that month.

I only did the first 3 Uncharteds, but they were a blast, until you got tired of combat and just wanted to explore. Last of Us was similar, in that it was enthralling until the combat got repetitive, plus the stealth got repetitive sooner. It had less entertaining exploring, though, leading to it being painful.

Really mostly enjoyed both series, but both got physically painful due to repetitive combat.
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Jan 20, 2020, 16:31
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Jan 20, 2020, 16:31
 
Hell lets just start the rumor that PS5 is moving to Nvidia because AMD gave better tech to MS's Xbox 3.
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MeanJim wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 15:19:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 12:21:
While it is pure theorycrafting to hope that TLoU2 will come to PC....I would love to see it happen. The Last of Us and Bloodborne were two of the best games in the last decade...and both were sadly PS4 exclusives.

From what I saw of TLoU, it looked like little bits of clunky, repetitive, 3rd person, cover shooting in between a shit ton of cutscenes. How is that the best game of the decade, or did I miss something?
I bought a PS4 because I thought I could use it in the living room, to replace a PC for couch gaming. I wanted to play TLoU.
It came with it + Uncharted 4.
To make the story short... I liked Uncharted 4 much, MUCH more. TLoU was too repetitive.
I sold the console later that month.
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MeanJim wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 15:19:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 12:21:
While it is pure theorycrafting to hope that TLoU2 will come to PC....I would love to see it happen. The Last of Us and Bloodborne were two of the best games in the last decade...and both were sadly PS4 exclusives.

From what I saw of TLoU, it looked like little bits of clunky, repetitive, 3rd person, cover shooting in between a shit ton of cutscenes. How is that the best game of the decade, or did I miss something?

Any game ever made could be so tersely and dismissively summarized. You don't get it unless you play it.
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It's exciting news and hard to believe the profit motive has taken this long to kick soe in the head. Trollbashing
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Primalchrome wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 12:21:
While it is pure theorycrafting to hope that TLoU2 will come to PC....I would love to see it happen. The Last of Us and Bloodborne were two of the best games in the last decade...and both were sadly PS4 exclusives.

From what I saw of TLoU, it looked like little bits of clunky, repetitive, 3rd person, cover shooting in between a shit ton of cutscenes. How is that the best game of the decade, or did I miss something?
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Jan 20, 2020, 14:31
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Well, this would be great if it does in fact make it to the PC, but what about the first part? Would love to see that one make it to the PC also.
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Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 13:22:
Just the two of us, we can make it if we try....

That's the NSFW fan fiction.
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Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 13:22:
Just the Last of us part two, we can port it if we try....


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Just the two of us, we can make it if we try....
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While it is pure theorycrafting to hope that TLoU2 will come to PC....I would love to see it happen. The Last of Us and Bloodborne were two of the best games in the last decade...and both were sadly PS4 exclusives.
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