The next generation of PlayStation is almost here, but the benefits have already arrived. The Last of Us Remastered received a new update that radically improves loading times. Ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 5, many PlayStation first-party titles have been updated. These compression updates are presumably to assist with the backward capability mode for PS5. One bonus with these updates is how they have improved loading times on PlayStation 4.
The Last of Us Remastered Updated with Improved Loading Times
The video below, by ElAnalistaDeBits, shows off the loading times for The Last of Us Remastered pre and post-patch.
From the initial for The Last of Us Remastered, before the patch, it was over a minute and a half long loading screen. Now, that load time has been cut down to just over 10 seconds which is amazing given how long it was before. Not only has the loading improved on the initial load, but also loading back into general gameplay. The expansion, Left Behind, has also seen improved loading times. It was also reported that Until Dawn also got a patch that improved loading times, but the last time the game was patched was in 2015.
To see if this was true, I tested The Last of Us Remastered on my almost six-year-old base PS4. Even on my clunker of a system, the game loads faster than ever now.
PlayStation First-Party Titles Pushing Loading Capabilities
PlayStation has recently been at the cusp of fast loading titles on their system. Their most recent release, Ghost of Tsushima, was raved by players for its fast loading on launch.
With the release of the PlayStation 5, Sony has promoted the backward capability for users to play PS4 games on their PS5. Besides a handful of titles, and possibly PT, most of your PS4 games will run with improved fidelity. Are you excited to see drastically improved load times? Let me know in the comments below!