As we know, the next generation of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles will include a PCIe 4.0 SSD that will reduce load times considerably, something that has been greatly missed in the present generation, where some titles were really infuriating in the loading process.
According to a tweet from the director of The Last of Us 2, Kurt Margenau, the next game that will arrive on PlayStation 5 will not have a loading screen, something that we can extract from the phrase “what’s a loading screen”. Obviously some loading time will exist, but it is expected to be ridiculously small compared to the original PlayStation 4 title.
If we take into account that the current prototype of PlayStation 5 manages to start the Insomniac Spider-Man in just 0.8 seconds and in PlayStation 4 the loading time is 8.1 seconds, we could expect such drastic differences such as those cited by Kurt Margenau that highlight the need for an SSD unit in next-generation consoles.
We remind you that The Last of Us Part II, launching on PlayStation 4 on May 29th, 2020.