How long does your favourite game take to load on the PlayStation 4? We’re not talking about Suspend/Resume or anything like that; we mean the first time you select it from your system’s main menu. About 15 seconds? 30 seconds? Heck, a minute, maybe? Kena: Bridge of Spirits takes two seconds on a PlayStation 5.
The information comes courtesy of Game Informer magazine: “In practice, we watched as Kena: Bridge of Spirits was launched from the PS5 system menu,” the publication reports. “It took about two seconds. That’s not resuming a suspended game, but launching the game fresh.” So pretty much by the time you’ve selected it, you’re into the game.
“They have a whole thing set up where you can do a transition and it’s very nice, but frankly it doesn’t have time to play the animation,” explained Josh Grier, chief operating officer at Ember Lab. “It just loads the game so fast.” Obviously, after a generation of slow loading, this is a novelty that will wear thin in time. Still, we’re thrilled at the prospect of never having to see another loading screen again.