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The King of Fighters 15 is entering its final evening of the game’s first open beta, which is playable between three different Sony consoles.
One of the main selling points of the PlayStation 5 being its ridiculously fast SSD, we decided to see what KOF15’s load times look like on next-gen hardware and compare it to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation. 4 Pro in many ways.
Starting by starting the demo version from the system’s home screen, KOF15 took 23 seconds to reach the title screen on a base PS4 while reviewing the company logos.
The PS4 Pro was a bit faster on the draw at 19 seconds, but the PS5 further reduced that to around 12 seconds compared to our tests.
Unlike some recent fighting games, KOF15 doesn’t seem to leave players hanging from the start screen and waiting too long to get to the main menu no matter where you’re playing.
On my launch PS4, it only took me 6 seconds to log in and get to the main menu, and my PS4 Pro was actually a longer wait at 12 seconds.
Our test on PS5 took 4 seconds, so it came out on top again as it should, but barely.
Loading into Versus or Training takes about the same time on your chosen system, ranging from 23 to 25 seconds on basic PS4 and 21 to 23 seconds on PS4 Pro.
Once again, the PS5 cut that time in half to go from scene selection to intros in 11 seconds.
Overall, the load times appear to be twice as fast on PS5 as on older consoles, but still not as fast as if the fighting game was designed just for newer consoles.
Nothing seems excruciatingly long to achieve in KOF15, although going into an actual match feels like it might be a bit too long to start on PS4 – but it does feel average for system fighters.
It could be toned down a bit by including player tips or something in those loading screens instead of pure black after seeing the characters – or just leaving it on that character screen.
It’s important to keep in mind that The King of Fighters 15 is still in development and those times may change when the full version releases next February.
Stay tuned to EventHubs for a graphical comparison between the PS4 and PS5 as well as our full impressions of the KOF beta in the coming days.