The PlayStation 5 has drastically improved the loading times compared to the PlayStation 4. Games as Horizonte forbidden west load significantly faster in the system, but that can cause unforeseen problems for development teams. In an interview with Engadget, Mathijs de Jonge de Guerrilla Games revealed that loading times are so fast in PS5 that did not allow players enough time to read the advice that appeared on the screen. The developer decided to slow down things to give players long enough to read that valuable advice, although there is an option to accelerate it!
«In horizonte zero dawn, we call it fast trip, but I could take perhaps a minute to load,” said Jonge to Engadget. “With the PS5, they are perhaps four or five seconds, it is burned so fast that the players can not even read the suggestions. We had to add a very simple function in which it hangs on the load screen during long enough so you can read at least one track while loading “.
For the players who grew up in the era of the original Playstation, it is quite surprising to see how far the loading times have arrived. In the last 25 years, players went from having enough time to browse the instruction manual, not having enough time to read the tips on the screen! While faster loading times may not be an attractive system for most players, the feature is a very good advantage of next generation hardware. It definitely shows how enhanced the console is with respect to its predecessor. Of course, players who choose the PS5 version of Horizonte forbidden west about the PS4 version can see other ways in which the next generation system is one step forward. The game takes advantage of the visual improvements of the PS5 and offers support for adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. It could be one of the best masterpieces of the system, so far!
Horizonte forbidden west is now available at PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Readers can check all our previous game coverage here.
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