We know the PS5 includes a fancy SSD that is going to change how we play. We have yet to see any of this in action. Sure, there was the Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart demo which showed jumping between dimensions and just how quick it can happen. However, we have not seen anything load from the home screen into a world. According to Game Informer whose cover story this month is the PlayStation 5 game Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the game takes two seconds to launch from the console dashboard.
Keep in mind that this is not in its suspended state either. When a user clicks on the game’s icon, within two seconds, it is fully playable. According to Josh Grier at Ember Lab, the studio originally had a loading screen animation planned. However, the game boots up so fast that there was no time to implement it. We know the game is releasing on PS4 so perhaps that version will include the animation.
The Game Informer interview also revealed a bit more about the PS5 version of the Kena: Bridge of Spirits. For one, it will utilize the DualSense and its haptic feedback for attacks and apply tension on the bow with the adaptive triggers. The PS5 version of Kena: Bridge of Spirits features more lush and dense environments compared to the PS4. In addition, the console made it possible to have 100 Rot creatures on screen at the same time. Something the PS4 won’t be able to do.
Other details revealed that the Kena is wide linear with large open hubs in certain parts of the game. It is not an open-world game. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4, and players can use the Rot like Pikmin to attack, solve puzzles and explore the world. The PS5 version of Kena: Bridge of Spirits won’t cost $60 according to Ember Lab. However, don’t expect a massive long-lasting game. According to Grier, it can be completed “comfortably in a weekend”.
We don’t know when Kena: Bridge of Spirits is releasing. Ember Lab claims the game as arriving in a couple of months. PS4 owners are able to upgrade to the PS4 version for free. Revisit this awesome looking game by watching its announcement trailer down below.