Remember how Sony touted the ability to play games while they’re downloading as one of the PlayStation 4’s biggest new features? Well, the impending The Last of Us will totally do that on the platform holder’s current console. Naughty Dog told Game Informer that while you’ll have to wait for approximately half of the digital version to download, you’ll still be able to boot it up and start playing while it pulls down the rest of the file.

Naturally, that also means that the game will be available from the PlayStation Store on the same day as its retail release. While we’re pretty impressed that the Uncharted developer has managed to squeeze this feature onto the PlayStation 3, it does beg the question: why has it taken so long?

[via gameinformer.com, vg247.com]