PS5 to officially do away with loading screens

Avatar image for XVision84
#1 Posted by XVision84 (16239 posts) -

Source: https://wccftech.com/sony-ultra-high-speed-ssd-key-to-our-next-gen/

"Our vision is to make loading screens a thing of the past, enabling creators to build new and unique gameplay experiences"

Great news to hear and I'm especially excited to see the impact it has on future open world games.

Avatar image for vfighter
#2 Posted by VFighter (5009 posts) -

Doubt it.

Avatar image for vaidream45
#3 Posted by Vaidream45 (1966 posts) -

Seriously doubt it. But glad they are trying. Hope it pushes tech forward.

Avatar image for kadin_kai
#4 Posted by Kadin_Kai (505 posts) -

Haha I am certain loading screens are here to stay for the next couple of years.

Avatar image for dimebag667
#5 Posted by dimebag667 (1225 posts) -

Probably a good thing, but I kind of enjoy seeing how they hide loading screens.

Avatar image for freedomfreak
#6 Posted by freedomfreak (51204 posts) -

More of this "crawl through shit" masked as a loading screen.

Avatar image for getyeryayasout
#7 Posted by getyeryayasout (12343 posts) -

Sounds too good to be true, but even so, if they can cut them down significantly I'll be thrilled.

Avatar image for Sevenizz
#8 Posted by Sevenizz (3904 posts) -

Sony fmv movie games currently need loading screens? Why?

Avatar image for npiet1
#9 Posted by npiet1 (2314 posts) -

@freedomfreak: yeah like gow with the tree for fast travel

Avatar image for BassMan
#10 Edited by BassMan (10383 posts) -

Even playing games with an NVMe SSD and a powerful CPU on PC does not get rid of load times. So, he is full of shit. Assets and data need to be loaded and processed. That shit takes time and will not be eliminated completely.

Avatar image for freedomfreak
#11 Posted by freedomfreak (51204 posts) -

@npiet1: God, that was awful. I'll gladly take load screens over that padded out shit.

Avatar image for Archangel3371
#12 Posted by Archangel3371 (28148 posts) -

Well good luck with that.

Avatar image for KungfuKitten
#13 Posted by KungfuKitten (26645 posts) -

Loading screens were my main complaint.

Avatar image for i_p_daily
#14 Posted by I_P_Daily (12031 posts) -

Since when did Sony's movies have loading screens?

Sony should concern itself with gameplay, that way people would have something to look forward to after the game loads :)

Avatar image for vfighter
#15 Posted by VFighter (5009 posts) -

@i_p_daily: Yawn, same broken ass record.

Avatar image for sakaixx
#16 Posted by sakaiXx (5700 posts) -

Press X to doubt.

But if they can speed up the console boot up that would be really cool.

Avatar image for i_p_daily
#17 Posted by I_P_Daily (12031 posts) -

@vfighter said:

@i_p_daily: Yawn, same broken ass record.

Avatar image for ermacness
#18 Posted by ermacness (8119 posts) -

@i_p_daily:

I didn't know that you only have to have great visuals to be a highly reviewed game. I guess Drive Club must've missed the memo.

Avatar image for mandzilla
#19 Posted by Mandzilla (4109 posts) -

Yeah it sucks when I'm watching a film and there are advert breaks.

Avatar image for davillain-
#20 Posted by DaVillain- (36923 posts) -

If I'm able to play Anthem on PS5, will it get rid of loading screens?

Avatar image for SecretPolice
#21 Posted by SecretPolice (35338 posts) -

Loading... up the cow manure I see. :P

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
#22 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31204 posts) -

@BassMan said:

Even playing games with an NVMe SSD and a powerful CPU on PC does not get rid of load times. So, he is full of shit. Assets and data need to be loaded and processed. That shit takes time and will not be eliminated completely.

A lot of casual gamers don't really see the reality, and people can't always be that informed. Think back to when you were a more casual gamer. With less knowledge about these technical details.

So if sony keeps throwing around buzz words like:

- 8K

- 120fps

- SSD

- no load times

Those things just get stuck in people's head and they create hype, eventhough they will all turn out to be lies (and have turned out to be lies so many times in the past) Sony sells consoles this way.

That is how business is done.

Avatar image for mandzilla
#23 Posted by Mandzilla (4109 posts) -
@davillain- said:

If I'm able to play Anthem on PS5, will it get rid of loading screens?

Avatar image for lhughey
#24 Edited by lhughey (4642 posts) -

They'll just have you do a low disc & cpu task while loading in a background thread.

Avatar image for goldenelementxl
#25 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3246 posts) -

What is Naughty Dog gonna do now? The climbing and slow walk sequences were there to mask loading screens. Uncharted gonna be 2 hours confirmed?

Avatar image for davillain-
#26 Posted by DaVillain- (36923 posts) -
@mandzilla said:
@davillain- said:

If I'm able to play Anthem on PS5, will it get rid of loading screens?

Avatar image for sancho_panzer
#27 Edited by Sancho_Panzer (814 posts) -

It's hard to beat a good loading screen. In fact, loading screens are among the main reasons I buy games. They're one of the few remaining spaces for traditional artists to showcase their work in the medium... and now SONY wants to basically end those artists' careers in the gaming industry, all for the sake of "convenience" (and saving themselves a few dollars in future human costs maybe?).

Well, screw 'em. I want no part in your loading screen-free future, SONY, and I'll probably just give up gaming if this becomes a thing. You hear me, SONY?

Ugh.

Avatar image for mandzilla
#28 Posted by Mandzilla (4109 posts) -
@davillain- said:
@mandzilla said:
@davillain- said:

If I'm able to play Anthem on PS5, will it get rid of loading screens?

Don't shoot the messenger!

Avatar image for PAL360
#29 Edited by PAL360 (29589 posts) -

These are great news! Why is everyone so skeptical? This is a confirmation, not a rumour.

Avatar image for Pedro
#30 Posted by Pedro (34943 posts) -

Loading screens or hard loading is and has always been dependent on the developer.

Avatar image for Bread_or_Decide
#31 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (29121 posts) -

Nope, and 60fps and 4k will NOT be standard on all games.

Avatar image for Bread_or_Decide
#32 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (29121 posts) -

@PAL360 said:

These are great news! Why is everyone so skeptical? This is a confirmation, not a rumour.

Even when games hide them it's obvious. Why does this door take 20 seconds to open? Why is there a crack in the wall and it takes 30 seconds to walk through it? The whole trend of cinematic walking was just secret loading.

I'm not exactly thrilled with the replacements either.

Avatar image for pyro1245
#33 Posted by pyro1245 (5058 posts) -

This is going to be like when they were doing away with disc installs, and then devs just made people look at the main menu for 2 hours before they play the game.

Avatar image for Xabiss
#34 Posted by Xabiss (2703 posts) -

@PAL360 said:

These are great news! Why is everyone so skeptical? This is a confirmation, not a rumour.

And if you believe this shit I have some ocean front property to sale you in Arizona.

Avatar image for davillain-
#35 Posted by DaVillain- (36923 posts) -
@goldenelementxl said:

What is Naughty Dog gonna do now? The climbing and slow walk sequences were there to mask loading screens. Uncharted gonna be 2 hours confirmed?

Even Santa Monica did the same with God of War 4. Both Santa Monica and Naughty Dog will have no choice but to add more gameplay cause the slow burn loading screens are over.

@mandzilla said:

Don't shoot the messenger!

What do you think I am a killer?

Avatar image for XVision84
#36 Posted by XVision84 (16239 posts) -

@BassMan: It's likely that they're referring to strategies devs can use to hide loading screens. With the SSD speeds they're claiming, they might only need to mask under 5 seconds instead of 20-30.

Avatar image for mandzilla
#37 Posted by Mandzilla (4109 posts) -

@davillain-: Well you are da villain after all. đź‘€

Avatar image for freedom01
#38 Edited by freedom01 (3401 posts) -

I doubt the possibility of getting rid of loading screens, but they will be able to shorten it. Maybe in the future loading screen will be gone, but for now, they are here to stay.

Avatar image for PAL360
#39 Posted by PAL360 (29589 posts) -

@Xabiss said:
@PAL360 said:

These are great news! Why is everyone so skeptical? This is a confirmation, not a rumour.

And if you believe this shit I have some ocean front property to sale you in Arizona.

You would have to pay me for me to leave my country and go to Arizona! I already like 50 meters away from the sea in my country :)

On topic, i don't feed conspiracy theories just because they are cool. An SSD is nothing out of this world....it's something that have been available for years. I love how people don't believe in something as objective as an SSD for PS5, but everyone ate subjective stuff like 'emotion engine', 'the cell', etc

Avatar image for Alucard_Prime
#40 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

An ambitious but difficult goal to meet. The internal SSD should be very nice but Im using an external SSD on my X and while it has significantly reduced loading times on many games, the benefit is sometimes negated by the fact that high res textures require more loading. The 4K native games that are open word really benefit from the SSD.

Definitely a good goal to have though, I hate loading screens and SSD is awesome I put all my main games on it now.

Avatar image for xantufrog
#41 Posted by xantufrog (11517 posts) -

That's not possible.

Avatar image for Sushiglutton
#42 Posted by Sushiglutton (7264 posts) -

If they can reduce loading times by a factor 10 that would be great. Loading is too long now in some games, like the Witcher 3 etc. Getting to zero is of course not possible.

Avatar image for osan0
#43 Posted by osan0 (15441 posts) -

i am really interested to see how this will be tackled. there are 2 big problems to solve on this side of things.

1) lengthy installs. are they doing to do anything on the disc drive front? are they going to try to do something on the download front (break up the game so it doesnt have to be completely downloaded to start playing).

2) of course the loading times themselves. what structure is this storage solution going to come in? is it going to be a really fast SSD alone? some sort of hybrid drive? tiered storage? will a portion of the ram be set aside by sony: only to be used as a buffer?

it would be great if they could build a console that makes it much easier for developer to remove or seriously reduce loading times and install times. console manufacturers do need to get back to what separates a console from other gaming devices: put the disc in, play the game. no messin. that should be the target.

Avatar image for ArchoNils2
#44 Edited by ArchoNils2 (10365 posts) -

There will always be loading screens (well unless you can put the whole game into the Ram I guess?), they just might be shorter or longer depending on how well a game is coded. If the dev sucks like the Anthem team, there will loading screens

Avatar image for adamosmaki
#45 Edited by adamosmaki (10716 posts) -
@PAL360 said:

These are great news! Why is everyone so skeptical? This is a confirmation, not a rumour.

Because as someone else said even with a powerful CPU and a really fast nvme loading assets is still a think and i highly doubt Sony will be using an nvme drive and a powerful CPU on a $500 box

Avatar image for NoodleFighter
#46 Posted by NoodleFighter (10337 posts) -

Without loading screens how will I get reminder tips from the game!!!???

Avatar image for joshrmeyer
#47 Posted by JoshRMeyer (10446 posts) -

"impressively fast loading times, with Marvel’s Spider-Man loading in 0.5 seconds instead of the 15 you’d have to normally wait on a PlayStation 4 Pro."

Real life example. Fast enough for me.

Avatar image for PAL360
#48 Edited by PAL360 (29589 posts) -

@adamosmaki: Then why would they confirm it?

I just don't get how did people believe in subjective crap like 'emotion engine' and 'tech cell', but something as objective and common like an SSD must be a lie!? An SSD is something many of us have had for years...

Avatar image for valgaav_219
#49 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2439 posts) -

@dimebag667 said:

Probably a good thing, but I kind of enjoy seeing how they hide loading screens.

Me too tbh I love the cool little loading screens that have some type of mini game or object that you can interact with

Avatar image for pdogg93
#50 Posted by pdogg93 (1605 posts) -

Buncha salty lems in here clutching onto their $1/month subscription of shitty games and bone SAD edition LOL.

Get rekt clowns