A new patch out now for The Last of Us Remastered dramatically decreases load times. That means that players can shave off crucial minutes during their speedruns.
As reported at Game Freaks 365, the improvement is significant. In fact, YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBits demonstrates that the game’s load time decreases from over a minute and a half to just under 14 seconds.
That’s huge for speedrunners. Every second counts in pursuit of a world record. This patch likely means that the race is on for a new world record.
By the way, it’s worth noting that Anthony already completed the game using a solid state drive. So it’s unlikely that the update will improve his load times all that much if at all. Someone playing on a hard drive will benefit though.