The Last of Us is playable during download

Friday, 17 May 2013 05:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

You remember how Sony said it wanted to make PlayStation 4 games playable as you download them, so there’s less waiting around? That’s a thing PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us can already do.

Naughty Dog told GameInformer that the digital release of The Last of Us available on the PlayStation Store will be playable before its finished downloading.

You’ll have to wait till the download is half way done, but it’s still a significant bit of techno-wizardry.

The digital release will hit the PlayStation Store day and date with the retail release in North America, on June 14; that’s not a PlayStation Network update day, so it’s possible this applies to the rest of the world, too.

Pre-orders for the PlayStation Store version have not yet opened.