The Last Of Us promises to give us a taste of one of the PS4's next-gen features: the ability to play a game while it's still downloading.
Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann told Game Informer that The Last Of Us' PSN version can be played once the download hits 50%, thanks to a "little magic" on Sony's end. It's likely to be a trial run for the PlayStation 4's revamped marketplace that will offer only a slight delay between making a purchase and being able to get stuck in (though whether this is necessarily worth paying full RRP is debatable...).
Of course, PC gamers will be able to cite some examples of games that can be played in a non-optimal state during the download process - Diablo III springs to mind - but this is cutting-edge stuff in the console space.
Stay tuned for some major The Last Of Us Coverage in the very near future...