Three days ago, Naughty Dog published a job on LinkedIn which requires a Graphics programmer for a Game team. Interestingly enough, the job listing had following to say:
“Join our talented rendering team to develop and implement new and existing rendering techniques for our upcoming game, The Last of Us Part II.”
The Last of Us Part 2 job entails the hired applicant to develop and implement new and existing rendering techniques. Also, implement efficient and stunning industry-defining visuals.
Most importantly, the skills required for The Last of Us Part 2 are; Thorough understanding of AMD GCN and Nvidia CUDA architecture. Experience with DirectX12, Vulkan and other modern graphics or compute APIs. The programmer should also be experienced in console or PC programming.
The skills required for The Last of Us Part 2 career give us the idea that the game could also be coming to PC. We can prominently see, that the job requires a person to be skillful with DirectX12 and Nvidia CUDA architecture. Moreover, the job indicated the developer to be skillful with PC programming. This could possibly mean, that The Last of Us Part 2 can also be in development for PC.
Let’s not get so excited yet as there is no official word about it yet. This is just an analysis from a job publication. It could also be possible that they might want the programmer for other tasks.
The Last of Us Part 2 isn’t the first PlayStation Exclusive game rumored for PC recently. We have also heard insiders claiming that Horizon Zero Dawn might be launching to PC soon. So if that happens, chances of The Last of Us Part II coming to PC would increase, No? Also, it still seems like a bit of a stretch as Horizon Zero Dawn is quite an old game. It’s release on PC is more digestible as compared to The Last of Us Part 2 that is not even out yet on PlayStation.
Regardless, we should wait for official announcements by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Since that is the only way to confirm whether The Last of Us Part 2 is releasing for PC or not.