Latest patch significantly improves the loading times on these first-party PS4 games

Close up on the face of Ellie from The Last of Us
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The latest patches applied to first-party Sony games Until Dawn and The Last of Us: Remastered have had a significant impact on how long the games take to load.

Before the patch was rolled out, it could take over a minute for The Last of Us: Remastered to load in for the first time. Now, however, it seems that the game will load in less than 14 seconds.

Here, check out ElAnalistaDeBits' video which gives a side-by-side comparison of exactly how big the difference is:

But The Last of Us: Remastered isn't the only game to have seen a big boost to loading speeds. According to this tweet, the update – thought to have been rolled out in a bid to improve backwards compatibility of PS4 games on the upcoming PS5 – has all but removed loading screens in Until Dawn completely (thanks, VGC).

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Vikki Blake
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