Sony Shows Off PS5 Loading Times

We’re still a while away from getting an official look at Sony’s next PlayStation console, but the company has provided an early glimpse at some of its capabilities today during a meeting in Japan.

The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki is there tweeting about the meeting, and captured this footage showing the same scene being loaded on current PS5 hardware and a PS4 Pro, comparing how long the former takes compared to the latter:

We’d heard this previously about Sony’s new console:

So yeah, even taking into account how artificial these early looks can be, it looks like “no loading times” is definitely going to be a PS5 thing.


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    *tries to set expectations at a grounded level*

    It’s a little bit early to be making such wild promises but hey I’ll have some faith :)

    Yeah, I'm keeping in mind the fact that game loading times are often a minute or two, not 8 seconds. An eighth of that would still be 8-16 seconds. Great, but certainly not instant.

    The problem is that the real issues with loading times are the fault of the game, not the console. This might make your average game load a little better (personally I don't even think that's all that big a deal, a few seconds to break for a brief stretch has always been fine by me), but huge chunkers like Anthem are still gonna be huge chunkers.

    nvme drives are stupid cheap, that's all it would be

    Just make the UI fast. And make it stay fast even after the 100th "stability update". Is that too much to ask?

    Eh, I'm still keeping my expectations low. The PS4/XBone generation was initially announced as the era of 1080p60 gaming on console, and look how that turned out. 4K became a thing, and the pursuit of ever-more-impressive screenshot potential shifted priorities away from framerate... This time around it'll either be 8K or ray-tracing, but with a bit of luck, performance will scale properly for lower resolutions, and ray-tracing will be a toggleable setting.

    All I want is 1080p 60fps. Current gen couldn't often achieve this in games.

    Just seems like grandstanding tbh? Sure, it’ll load games for the current generation faster than the current hardware, but the new capabilities mean games designed for it will be bigger/shinier and thus tax the new hardware to a similar degree - likely keeping load times higher? I’m sure the PS3 loads games for the PS2 quicker etc?

    Sure it’ll be quicker than with a mechanical disk but still, why so much emphasis on this part? I won’t be buying a PS5 to play PS4 games (although i hope the capability exists), so excitement tempered until we see real future stuff!

    I don't know what the boast is here. My PC loads Monster Hunter World off a mechanical drive 90% faster than my PS4 Pro.

    Of course, just because existing games load faster with the new hardware doesn't mean game developers won't try to do more and slow things down again.

    Remember PS2 loading times? & Now they finally think about it...

    Will wait for the slim / Pro version. :S

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