Something seems to be happening at Sony as a new Naughty Dog job listing suggests The Last of Us Part 2 won’t be a PlayStation exclusive. As spotted by Dexerto, the job specs show the team is on the hunt for a person with very specific talents – very specific PC talents.
The job listing is for a graphics programmer in a role that’s attached to The Last Us Part 2, which is due to launch on PlayStation 4 in May 2020. Under the “Requirement and Skills” section of the job listing there’s a number of talents that suggest the game might be ported to PC.
According to the ad, the new graphics programmer would be a part of ND’s rendering team, and a “thorough understanding of current GPU architectures [including Nvidia],” is a must-have. Desirable expertise also includes knowledge of DirectX12 and Vulkan. “PC programming experience” is also listed.
The job advert has raised eyebrows across the board, and it’s not the first time a Sony game has found itself headed to PC. Despite the belief that Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding would be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, it was announced just before its launch that a PC version would be coming in 2020.
In similar news, Sony-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has also been slated to be coming to PC, which definitely makes the idea of a PC version of TLOU Part 2 a lot more feasible.
The HZD rumour comes from known video games leaker and Russian YouTuber Anton Logvinov, who correctly predicted the upcoming release of Death Stranding on PC. The rumours have yet to be addressed by Horizon developers, Guerrilla Games.
Whatever the Naughty Dog job spec is hinting towards, we won’t know until the company confirms it.
The Last of Us Part 2 is set to release on PlayStation 4, May 29 2020.
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