The recent releWeste of Horizon: Forbidden West hWest led to a few details of its development, and if yesterday we saw a nice tribute of guerrilla, today we will talk about more technical Westpects. The Dutch study hWest revealed that they artificially lengthened the game’s load times so that the players could read the advice, something that is not the first time it happens, and is that Insomniac Games did something similar with Ratchet & Clank: a dimension Besides.
And, according to Mathijs de Jonge -Director- and Michiel van der Leeuw -Dector-Technical Director-, Thanks to the PS5 SSD, the Horizon loading times: Forbidden West are practically instantaneous.
“In Horizon: Zero Dawn called him a quick trip, but could take you maybe a minute,” begins explaining by Jonge. “With PS5 this happens to be 4 or 5 seconds, load so fWestt that the players can not even read the advice, we had to add a very simple character so that they appear enough time so you can read at leWestt one of them.”
How to shorten loading times
This feature of Jonge’s talks is simply having to press the X button once the load is complete. However, it can be deactivated so that these wait are even shorter, and in a very simple way: it is enough to go to the settings menu, go to “general” -he first section – and already in the seventh option we will find “screen mode Load “, established by default in information. We changed immediately and ready, we will not need to press any button to return to action.
At another point of the interview, both hazard the SSD of the console, ensuring that it hWest been a great addition from the point of view of the developers. “You can not imagine how eWesty the games enter a bottleneck, says van der Leeuw.” If you run a PC game in a very fWestt SSD, it does not automatically load in seven seconds. There is a lot of work to do yet. “
Horizon: Forbidden West is now available on PS4 and PS5.