Monster Hunter World load times on PS4 are 10x slower than the PC version

Monster Hunter World releases early next month but reviews and some fans already have their hands on the game are are running it through the ringer.

The game releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC so many are quick to compare all three versions to find out which platform is the best to play the game on. The PC version of Monster Hunter World may not be the best port but its load times are 10x faster than the PS4 version.

Check out the load time comparison below:

The load times on PS4 are insane considering how quickly the same speed HDD on PC performs.

Luckily speeds on a PS4 Pro are much better but still slower than PC:

Here’s the results:

Title screen to hub on PC with SSD: 6 seconds
Title screen to hub on PC with HDD: 12.5 seconds
Title screen to hub on PS4 with HDD: 60 seconds
Title screen to hub on PS4 Pro with SSD: 18 seconds

Hub to Ancient Forest on PC with SSD: 7 seconds
Hub to Ancient Forest on PC with HDD: 15.5 seconds
Hub to Ancient Forest on PS4 with HDD: 61 seconds
Hub to Ancient Forest on PS4 Pro with SSD: 17 seconds

Ancient Forest to hub on PC with SSD: 2 seconds
Ancient Forest to hub on PC with HDD: 2 seconds
Ancient Forest to hub on PS4 with HDD : 35 seconds
Ancient Forest to hub on PS4 Pro with SSD: 8 seconds

Almost instantaneous load times on M.2 drives then?

Certainly hoping this is just a pre-release issue that gets improved through a patch later on after release.

Monster Hunter World releases August 9.

Danial Arshad Khan

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