The Last of Us Remastered Update Surprises Fans Over Loading Times

The Last of Us is a massive IP for Sony and it’s one that can easily move units for Sony. Naughty Dog really knows how to develop a highly detailed and narrative-driven video game. So as you can imagine The Last of Us came out on the PlayStation 3 was a huge success and it wasn’t long after that the studio brought out a remastered edition for fans on the PlayStation 4. Now it looks like a recent update to the PlayStation 4 has made the loading times for The Last of Us Remastered to appear like a PlayStation 5 video game.

Not many of us are likely diving into some of the back catalogs of video games now with the likes of other iconic IPs releasing into the market. After all, this month along with next month we have Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the highly anticipated release of Cyberpunk 2077. In fact, next month alone we have the launch of the next-generation video game console platforms, the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. 

Still, it seems that Naughty Dog is bringing out updates to their past works with The Last of Us Remastered edition receiving patch 1.11. What the patch didn’t state for fans is the speed this game can now load on a standard PlayStation 4. Fans are quickly being blown away by the amount of time being saved especially those that like to speedrun video game titles. According to tests that are popping up online, we are seeing games load in mere seconds compared to the couple minutes it previously took.

As a result, fans are wondering just what is going on. The PlayStation 4 is acting a lot like the boasting Sony has been doing for the PlayStation 5 which can load games in seconds. So far, we’re waiting on Naughty Dog to make a comment as to why the The Last of Us Remastered is running as quickly as it is. Also, some may be wondering if there is a potential that The Last of Us Part 2 could receive the same kind of treatment even if the results may not be identical. 

Source: Kotaku, YouTube