Despite all the improvements that have been welcomed in with the arrival of the new hardware one hope that hasn’t been realized is that of significantly reduced loading times. With that in mind I tested Madden NFL 25 and NBA 2K14 and how long the process took in booting up the games and getting in and out of the action.
Interestingly despite the increased power capabilities on the PlayStation 4 it is the Xbox One that is proving to have an edge in loading the games faster. Where the PS4 comes out on top is with the initial install. So while day one the PS4 will save the most time it is Xbox One that will prevail in doing so over the life of a game.
Install to Limited Play- Xbox One 5:25, PS4 2:01
Install Complete- Xbox One 42:22, PS4 36:18
Boot to Menu- Xbox One :33, PS4 :44
Load into Quick Game- Xbox One :44, PS4 :50
Load into Saved MyGM- Xbox One :24, PS4 :28
Load into Saved MyCareer- Xbox One :22, PS4 :29
Load into The Park- Xbox One :40, PS4 1:24
Madden NFL 25
Boot to Menu- Xbox One :54, PS4 1:07
Load into a Game- Xbox One :50, PS4 :51
Load out of Game- Xbox One :12, PS4 :10