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Here's Why PlayStation Fans Are Furious With Sony

A job posting from Naughty Dog has PlayStation fans up in arms. What's all the ire about? Apparently there are some players who are very much against the idea of a The Last of Us Part 2 PC port. They believe that PlayStation exclusives should stay exclusive.

The job posting in question is for a graphics programmer with "console or PC programming experience." More specifically, PlayStation diehards have taken exception to the part of the listing that asks for applicants to have a "thorough understanding of current GPU architectures (AMD GCN, NVIDIA CUDA)." In layman's terms, this seems to indicate that Naughty Dog may intend on taking The Last of Us Part 2 to PC sometime in the future. This is good news for PC players, but an apparent slap in the face to PlayStation owners.

Recently we learned that Horizon Zero Dawn could be coming to PC sometime in 2020. But wait — isn't that game a PlayStation exclusive? Media Molecule's Dreams might also take the same leap. This news has angered fans who want their investment in the console to mean something. Why have a PlayStation 4 if you can access the games on any other platform?

While it isn't officially confirmed that The Last of Us Part 2 will eventually ditch PlayStation exclusivity for a PC port, it looks like Sony is moving toward an exclusive-less future. Google's Stadia is having the same issue with holding down exclusives. Developers seem to be prioritizing wider access to their games, putting them on every platform possible. Is this a step toward, as Kotaku's Jason Schreier describes it, a "platform-agnostic future?"

Some gamers welcome this idea — more people than ever might get to play Horizon Zero Dawn and/or The Last of Us Part 2 – while others think that "exclusive" should mean just that.

We'll keep you posted on these potential PC ports.