PS5 quick resume feature could make playing games ‘as easy as Netflix’

PS5 quick resume feature may very well be on the way. Much like the Xbox One and Xbox Series X, it looks like Sony is making a way for people to get back into their PlayStation 5 gaming faster than before.

First, a bit of background: the “quick resume” feature on Xbox consoles is much like suspending your PC or Nintendo Switch. Players can essentially “pause” a game and put it on hold, instantly returning to it later rather than having to load the whole thing up from scratch. Now, it seems like a PS5 quick resume feature may well be in development.

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“I have heard some fascinating things about the PS5’s operating system like this – one of the pitches they’ve been making to developers is ‘playing a PS5 game should be as easy as Netflix.'” Kotaku’s Jason Schreier said on ResetEra. “They want to make players feel like they can load up the game immediately and know exactly how much time a given activity is going to take them. They want people to feel more inclined to play in short bursts rather than only wanting to turn on the console when they have a few hours to spare.”

It’s the “load up the game immediately” that’s particularly interesting there. Combine that idea with its ultra-fast SSD and you have a formula for lightning-quick load times.