Grand Theft Auto V is a very good video game, we’ve known that for almost a decade on more platforms than we ever needed to know, but one thing that the game has never been able to clarify in that span of time is its massive loading time.
While on the one hand it’s perfectly understandable – the game loads an entire open world and does so with old code – on the other hand, we’re now living in 2022 and 90-second load times are a nuisance.
With the game due in a few hours for a next-gen re-release on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S is coming up it’s probably a good time to check back and see how that particular concern is doing, especially since we don’t really need to know all the other improvements (of course it’s going to look great, it looks and looked great on PC also look great on PS4 Pro/Xbox One X).
VGC crunched the numbers from timing “launch/load” to taking control and found that on PlayStation 4 it took 1:33 to load the game, on PlayStation 5 that number had dropped to “just” 27 seconds. I say “only” because while that’s a huge cut, it’s still a lot for a console that sold itself by having virtually no load times (but again, our apologies for this particular game, as it was originally designed for that was developed PlayStation 3).
In case you were wondering, Zack is playing right now Grand Theft Auto Online for reporting later this week on PS5 and says the game’s multiplayer also enjoys greatly improved load times.
If you’re looking to pick up the game (again) on new consoles, be warned that there are some odd price differences. As an introductory offer until June 14th GTA vs Story mode costs $10 on PS5 and GTA Online will be free while on Xbox Series X | S the story mode costs $20 and GTA Online will be $10.
https://kotaku.com/gta-v-grand-theft-auto-v-5-ps5-playstation-5-load-times-1848652735 Grand Theft Auto V now loads much faster on the PlayStation 5