How do The King of Fighters 15s loading times compare between PlayStation 5, PS4 Pro and PS4?

Well, it’s definitely not quite Chris command dash fast

The King of Fighters 15 enters its final night in the game’s first open beta, which can be played between three different Sony consoles.

Since one of PlayStation 5’s big selling points was its ridiculously fast SSD, we decided to see how KOF15’s load times are on next generation hardware and compare it to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro in several respects.

Starting by launching the demo version from the system home screen, KOF15 took 23 seconds to reach the title screen on a base PS4 while masking through the company logos.

The PS4 Pro was a bit faster to pull in 19 seconds, but the PS5 cuts it down even more to about 12 seconds from our test.

Unlike some newer combat games, KOF15 does not seem to leave players hanging on the home screen and waiting too long to hit the main menu, no matter where you play.

On my launch of the 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 time of 12 seconds.

Our test on the PS5 took 4 seconds, so it came out on top again as it should – but just barely.

Loading in Versus or Training takes approximately the same amount of time on your chosen system, ranging from 23-25 ​​on a PS4 basis and 21-23 seconds on a PS4 Pro.

Once again, the PS5 reduced that time by half to get from scene selection to intros in 11 seconds.

Overall, the loading times seem to be twice as fast on the PS5 compared to the older consoles, but still not quite as fast as if the fighting game was made exclusively for the newer consoles.

Nothing feels unbearably long to get into KOF15, even though getting into an actual fight feels like it might be a little too long to start on PS4 – but it seems to be average for fighters on the system.

This could be mitigated a bit by including some player tips or something in these loading screens instead of the pure black after seeing the characters – or just leaving it on the character screen.

However, it is important to keep in mind that The King of Fighters 15 is still very much in development, and these times may change when the full release falls next February.

Stay tuned to EventHubs for a graphical comparison between PS4s and PS5 as well as our full impressions of the KOF beta in the coming days.

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