Loading times with all games so far in PS Now

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#1 Edited by The_Last_Ride (69105 posts) -

Here’s the list:

  • Dead or Alive 5: 51.10
  • Disgaea 4: 47.12
  • Papo & Yo: 43.10
  • Killzone 3: 53.49
  • Darksiders II: 50.53
  • MX vs. ATV: Alive: 48.15
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: 50.89
  • Shatter: 39.77
  • Shadow of the Colossus: 53.98
  • Puppeteer: 44.16

the player who recorded this had this connection

  • Ping: 17ms
  • Download speed: 7.65 Mbps
  • Upload speed: 1.88 Mbps

So do you think this is bad or acceptable?

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#2 Posted by MirkoS77 (6869 posts) -

Under a minute. Acceptable. I have to wait close to that amount of time when I put a disk in to when I'm able to play. 2-3 minutes would be pushing it though, but even then, if that's a one-time startup load I could live with it.

#3 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69105 posts) -

i can live with this, knowing i have way better connection

#4 Posted by Randolph (10346 posts) -

i can live with this, knowing i have way better connection

Exactly what I was thinking. Now I just need to see a pricing structure.

#5 Posted by MirkoS77 (6869 posts) -

I have a feeling Now is going to end up being a very successful venture for Sony. I'm very much looking forward to it (wish I'd be chosen for the beta, ah well).

#6 Posted by SoNin360 (5213 posts) -

My connection is about double that, but not always reliable since I have to use wireless. The load times don't look very concerning. I would definitely want to have a trial or something before even considering Playstation Now. It's going to take a lot for me to pay for it on top of PS+, which I already get so much out of.

#7 Edited by Zjun (146 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

i can live with this, knowing i have way better connection

Exactly what I was thinking. Now I just need to see a pricing structure.

Yep!

Mr. Z~kun

#8 Posted by barrybarryk (436 posts) -

Your connection speed is completely irrelevant when it comes to loading times over PS Now. The server is loading the game all on it's own, it's only sending you video of it. How long it takes is just how long it takes for the server to load the game off whatever storage array it's stored on.

#9 Edited by The_Last_Ride (69105 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

i can live with this, knowing i have way better connection

Exactly what I was thinking. Now I just need to see a pricing structure.

The price that is been leaked is the same as ps+, 59 bucks

#10 Posted by SoNin360 (5213 posts) -

The price that is been leaked is the same as ps+, 59 bucks

That's far from confirmed, though. It's supposed to come in "subscription packages" anyway, so I doubt $50 a year is going to be the only option, if it even turns out to be an option. And I'm going to be more interested in the whole rentals part of this anyway that no one seems to talk about.

#11 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69105 posts) -

@SoNin360 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

The price that is been leaked is the same as ps+, 59 bucks

That's far from confirmed, though. It's supposed to come in "subscription packages" anyway, so I doubt $50 a year is going to be the only option, if it even turns out to be an option. And I'm going to be more interested in the whole rentals part of this anyway that no one seems to talk about.

Oh yeah it does sound interesting, depending on what games will be out for it next year when we get it depends on what i get

#12 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

Not bad at all.

#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69105 posts) -

Your connection speed is completely irrelevant when it comes to loading times over PS Now. The server is loading the game all on it's own, it's only sending you video of it. How long it takes is just how long it takes for the server to load the game off whatever storage array it's stored on.

But you also need a decent connection

#14 Posted by MethodManFTW (25386 posts) -

Worth noting that they have 17ms ping, which is absolutely fantastic.

Either means they just happened to be extremely close to a data center or.... I don't really know what else, Gaikai did any absolutely great job, I guess?

#15 Posted by Randolph (10346 posts) -

If they have FFX HD on there I'll sub on day one. I might be vain, but I'm just spoiled by PS4 and Xbox One. PS3 just feels slow and clunky in comparison. I'd much rather play what games it still has coming in that way than even bother to pretend about collecting games anymore.

#16 Edited by barrybarryk (436 posts) -
@barrybarryk said:

Your connection speed is completely irrelevant when it comes to loading times over PS Now. The server is loading the game all on it's own, it's only sending you video of it. How long it takes is just how long it takes for the server to load the game off whatever storage array it's stored on.

But you also need a decent connection

Well the more bandwidth you have, the better quality video you'll get but outside of choosing either a wired Ethernet or wireless connection to your router, you've no control over the latency

#17 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69105 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:
@barrybarryk said:

Your connection speed is completely irrelevant when it comes to loading times over PS Now. The server is loading the game all on it's own, it's only sending you video of it. How long it takes is just how long it takes for the server to load the game off whatever storage array it's stored on.

But you also need a decent connection

Well the more bandwidth you have, the better quality video you'll get but outside of choosing either a wired Ethernet or wireless connection to your router, you've no control over the latency

oh i know, but it does help though