PlayStation Now Has Improved Its Load Times

April 14, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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We’re excited to hear more about PlayStation Now, and how it could bring great games and even a degree of backwards compatibility to the PS4. Sadly, participants in the beta are bound by non-disclosure agreements…not that it stops a few players from anonymously revealing information anyway.

Such a source has provided Dualshockers with a look at the PlayStation Now load times, and how they have improved from the first phase of PlayStation Now.

Many of these games only have one load time listed, as they are new to the service. For those that have an old time and a new time, this data comes from the same user, with the same Internet connection. Here are the times it takes each game to get “from the launch of the game to the splash screen”:

  • Shadow of the Colossus – 46.72 (old time: 53.98)
  • WipeOut HD – 57.19
  • Dead Nation – 40.05
  • PixelJunk Monsters – 39.90
  • Shatter – 38.86 (old time: 39.77)
  • Guacamelee! – 32.36
  • Disgaea 4 – 33.30 (old time: 47.12)
  • Dead or Alive 5 – 36.55 (old time: 51.10)
  • Critter Crunch – 38.37
  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond – 35.81
  • Zeno Clash II – 35.62
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon – 32.28
  • Puzzle Quest: Galactrix – 36.45
  • Rise of the Guardians – 35.12
  • Dead Island – 36.22
  • PAYDAY: The Heist – 37.03
  • Order Up!! – 35.66
  • Alien Rage – 39.27
  • Real Steel – 35.82

Of course, this is just one user’s experience, but these load times and their improvements are very encouraging. We look forward to hearing more about PlayStation Now, and we’ll keep you updated.

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