The Last of Us Remastered Load Times Have Been Drastically Reduced on PS4
After some wizardry or selling of souls, somehow The Last of Us Remastered has had load times reduced by over 70% after a new patch.
The PS5 is releasing in just under a month and will drastically cut down load times for a majority of games thanks to the new SSD the console uses. Well, you might not have to wait until the launch to experience shorter load times for The Last of Us Remastered. The game just received an update that cuts loading screens by almost 70%.
First noted by the speedrunner Anthony Calabrese, patch 1.11 reduced loading screens across the board for the entire game. From loading screens to starting from the main menu, everything is much quicker.
Patch 1.11 of TLOU made it so loading screens are basically non-existent on PS4. This is for both ssd and hdd. Sections load in asap and I can save almost 18 seconds in the David fight. Everyone go and check. Was this the patch's intention? @Naughty_Dog @BadData_ @arnemeyer
— Anthony Calabrese (@AnthonyCaliber) October 24, 2020
If you would like to take a look for yourself, go ahead and watch this video below. Youtuber ElAnalistaDeBits uploaded a video comparing the load times before and after the new patch. It is actually pretty crazy to see how much time was shaved off when it is running on the same console it was when it first released. The initial load from the menu screen went from being over a minute and a half to less than 14 seconds. I am not sure what wizardry they are cooking up at Naughty Dog, but this is quite impressive.
The Last of Us Remastered is currently available for PS4. Its sequel is also available for PS4. You can check out DualShockers’ review of the game right here. The Last of Us Remastered will also be available as part of the newly announced PlayStation Plus Collection and will be available at the launch of the PS5.