PlayStation 4 Games Loads 10x Faster After Backward Compatibility Update

Several PlayStation 4 titles are all of a sudden loading at a considerably faster rate after receiving an update to be able to run on the upcoming PlayStation 5 with the backward compatibility feature. While not as comprehensive or profound as the Xbox Series X’s more remarkable catalog, Sony’s next-gen console recently boasted backward compatibility will guarantee that players will be able to enjoy their older PlayStation 4 games on the upcoming system when it finally releases on November 12, 2020.

In readiness for the PlayStation 5’s imminent release, popular games from the current console generation such as God of War 2018 and this year’s Final Fantasy Remake are getting new update patches that many fans believe are adding compatibility for Sony’s next-gen console.

Players have already been given a glimpse of how the upgraded hardware of the PlayStation 5 benefits games when it comes to the classic dilemma of long loading times, and now they can try to see how quickly their favorite PlayStation games might be able to boot up when running on the next-gen console.

Reports are now revealing that a recent update for The Last of Us Remastered has significantly reduced the loading time for the game. A time-lapse video posted on ElAnalistaDeBits’ YouTube channel confirms this by correlating the game before and after it received the update, with the patched version reaching the first cutscene while the original version is still observed to be at the loading screen.

There are also other examples of the updated version booting up faster always clocking in at around thirteen seconds before the original one. Some fans theorize that this is the result of new data compression methods being debuted ahead of the PlayStation 5’s release, though others don’t agree with this because of the long internet downloads it will require.

The astonishing difference in graphical prowess between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 has already been showcased by Insomniac Games, Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ developer, who has explained in detail regarding the next-gen console’s improved ray tracing technology and haptic feedback that will give them the access to simulating the experience of fighting crime as Spider-Man in ways that were not achievable on the PlayStation 4.

In addition, fans will have a bit of a problem when transferring their old PlayStation 4 games and save data to the PlayStation 5, as Sony has been kind enough to print out very specific details on how to hook the new machines together on the bottom of the PlayStation 5’s box.

Lengthy load times have been a consistent source of frustration for video game enthusiasts since the beginning of the consoles itself, but it appears as they could now be a thing of the past thanks to Sony’s next-gen console.

The improved speed in which The Last of Us Remastered is displayed to boot up on after receiving the latest update is already jaw-breaking, and it will probably load even quicker on the PlayStation 5 because of its considerably powered up Solid State Drive.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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