The Last of Us Part 1 preloads are live on Steam

The Last of Us Part 1 (opens in new tab) finally comes to PC tomorrow, and if you’ve pre-purchased the game and want to jump in the moment the light goes green, you can start preloading it on Steam right now.

It’s probably not a bad idea to get an early start on the download if you can, especially if you’re on a slow or dodgy internet connection—which, as we noted when Arkane announced it was looking into dropping the always-on requirement for Redfall (opens in new tab), is still an issue for some gamers. The Last of Us Part 1 download on Steam is kind of a whopper, weighing in at 75GB, and that could chew up some time.

An exact unlock time for The Last of Us Part 1 hasn’t been announced, but based on our calculations—Steam says it will unlock in approximately 18 hours, I’m writing this around 4 pm ET—it will go live at 7 am PT/10 am ET on March 28.

And last but not least, if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the full rundown of The Last of Us Part 1 system requirements (opens in new tab) on PC. The low settings are pretty basic, but if you’ve got the hardware to handle it, the game also supports an array of high-end features including adjustable Texture Quality, Shadows, Reflections, Ambient Occlusion, and more.

The Last of Us Part 1 is also available on the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab), but it doesn’t provide preload information or unlock times on its store page. Epic does support preloading (opens in new tab) now, though, so I would guess that you’d also be able to start turning the preload crank over there, too.

Source: PC Gamer

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