As a result of the My Time at Sandrock porting process, My Time at Portia Switch loading times will eventually decrease.
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My Time at Portia Switch Loading Times Decreasing Due to Sandrock

Pathea Games took to social media to show how My Time at Sandrock development helped with My Time at Portia Switch loading times. Due to work on the sequel ports, the team was able to improve the original game.

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The update noted that when working on the console versions of My Time at Sandrock, new “optimization techniques” came up. The team then went back to the original game to see how that would work on the first game in the series. The work still isn’t done yet, as the new patch is in Q&A. Once done, it will be handed over to Nintendo and, after that, an update will eventually be released. There’s no release window for that new patch yet, however.

Here’s the video showing the exact comparison. Entering the Portia Commerce Guild involves 4.02 seconds of loading in My Time at Portia Switch after the update. The original took 7.23 seconds. Leaving the building to go back into town will take 6.33 seconds after the update, compared to 9.11 before.

As a reminder, lag and loading times were both issues when the original game debuted on the Switch in 2019.

My Time at Portia is available for the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices, and My Time at Sandrock will come to the PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on November 2, 2023.

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