So... is there really a huge demand for playing console games in 10 minute chunks? I mean, faster load and start up times are cool in general, but is that a major selling point to you? I'm honestly asking.
I've got quite a few friends who game for like an hour at a time or less. Mostly because of kids in their 'free time'. 30 sec to 60 sec+ load times means less play time, depending on how much loading is going on for whichever game. I know more than a few of them have stated they can't stand the long load times on PS4, and at times won't bother playing because it doesn't feel worth it over a shorter period of time. I myself really don't like having to wait either. 30 secs max is about as long as I think is reasonable, and sometimes the wait can be much longer than that.
I think many people, if given the choice, would choose 1800p/60 checkerboard with 10 sec max load times, vs native 4k/60 30sec-60sec load times. There certainly are people who would rather wait to be able to have all the visual bells and whistles, but I don't think they are the majority. Waiting for games to load is actually a regression compared to the distant past. While it doesn't have to be instantaneous, a bar should be set, and whatever it costs to meet that, needs to be taken from elsewhere. Either that, or we get another PS3 situation.
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