According to reports on Twitter, several PlayStation 4 games will be patched with performance-enhancing patches ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 5. With the two versions of the console launching on November 12 and November 19, there’s some time to get games ready for the console. Gamers looking to get their PS4 games onto the console have already had the prospect of backwards compatibility confirmed. More than 4,000 games have been confirmed to work on the new console. But to take advantage of the performance improvements of the SSD games will need to be patched.
Though no official statement has been made by Sony various other reports have surfaced reinforcing this idea. The biggest confirmation has been a new patch to The Last of Us: Remastered that shows impressive gains in load times. 2018’s God of War and God of War 3: Remastered have also been patched in this manner. It looks like Sony and developers are pouring a ton of effort into pushing the PS5 into a centerpiece position.
Various other games will also receive performance patches over time, although details are pretty much unknown. We can at least bet that the games will focus entirely on improving load times, instead of getting better visuals.
The PS5 is also getting tons of media apps as well, adding to the idea that Sony really wants the console to be the centerpiece of an entertainment system.
YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBits put together a comparison video for the patched version of The Last of Us: Remastered versus the unpatched version. The reductions in load time are pretty darn impressive.