With the release of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X weeks away, it seems that certain games are getting ready for next-gen. Out of nowhere, The Last of Us Remastered received a new update. The big thing that update 1.11 did was to reduce load times for the game. Kotaku reports that this was first spotted by Anthony Calabrese who is a notable speedrunner for The Last of Us. He tweeted that the new update decreased the load times for nearly every part of the game from the main menu, from a save, and more making it close to The Last of Us Part II as load times for that game at certain times are extremely fast, such as dying. Once you die, it doesn’t take long to get back in the game.
A side-by-side comparison shows that the first loading screen before you start the game. Before the new update, it took just over a minute and a half. After the new update, it takes less than 14 seconds.
The Last of Us Remastered is not the only game that will receive an update on PlayStation 5. Sony Santa Monica shared that God of War will see up to 60 fps when using the Favor Performance video option as well as announcing that save transfers will be available for the game and God of War III: Remastered. Insomniac Games also announced Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered which is a remaster of the 2018 game with new assets, technology, and updates.
Recently, PlayStation broke down how backwards compatibility will work as well as confirmed that 99% of the PS4 library will be available to play on PlayStation 5.
It will be interesting to see how other games will get updated when they become available to play on PlayStation 5. Sony’s next-generation console launches in just a few weeks on November 12 in certain regions and November 19 everywhere else.