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Submitted by crock7owu10 487d ago | news

'The Witcher 3' will have zero loading times

Next-generation developers seem to have an initial goal of trying to eliminate load-times all together in their games, and it seems as though "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" has accomplished such a feat.

According to information uncovered by Examiner.com yesterday, CD Projekt RED went on record talking about how they will not be having any load times in their upcoming open-world epic. (PC, PS3, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

NewMonday  +   487d ago
they want to eliminate loading even for transition to indoors/outdoors.

generally the big RAM on the PS4/720 should make games feel like the good old SNES days.
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classic200  +   487d ago
Yup and I also think every building next gen should be opened for me to go inside and hide from the enemies lol.

Procedural generation will be more advance next gen where the computer can generate things more unique instead of everything being a copy cat of each other.

Think about going inside a building in GTA6 and its different than all the other buildings in the game, from the NPC that work there to how places are arrange.

If I am not mistaken I think star citizen will be using a system like this.
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FarCryLover182  +   487d ago
That would take forever for Rockstar if they made every building and room available.
classic200  +   487d ago
@farcrylover182

Thats why I said they should use procedural genration, the computer automatically open up all indoor areas uniquely, its possible now more than ever to without man power.

The computer would do all the work, think of the lottery machine giving unique numbers infinitely all the time.
MidnytRain  +   487d ago
@classic200
Wouldn't that mean re-entering a building you JUST left would make everything inside different?
ShoryukenII  +   486d ago
What if they generate all of the rooms once during development and ship the game so that everyone has the same rooms?
The_Infected  +   487d ago
If you die in the game is there a load screen while returning to the game? Just curious I haven't read the article yet.
aLucidMind  +   487d ago
I personally don't care about load times; they don't really pull me out of the experience too much for me to really be bothered. I can understand how others can be, though.
darkride66  +   487d ago
I demand my games start playing before I even know I want to play them.
NewMonday  +   487d ago
play Legacy of Kain on the PSone and tell me about the experience.
sdozzo  +   487d ago
That would be awesome. Dark Souls was close. The world was huge.
Psychotica  +   487d ago
Must have large RAM requirements..
linkenski  +   487d ago
And they sure have a lot of that with the PS4. Plus any modern day pc-gamer has at least 8gb of ram if they are serious about it.
jagstatboy  +   487d ago
Thank God, I will love this feature. I wonder how much of my 225+ hours in Skyrim was spent staring at a loading screen.
fossilfern  +   487d ago
There is a mod for Skyrim were there is no loading screen going into the cities. Not sure about dungeons though.
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InTheLab  +   487d ago
Takes about two seconds of loading with my PC and it's not even that nice a rig.

The only time I experience loading is when I hit the dev room and loot every item in the game. Takes about 30 seconds to open a menu...lol
LAWSON72  +   487d ago
Load times mainly depend on your hard drive or ssd so a nice rig is not required to have fast load times.
InTheLab  +   487d ago
that's interesting because my PS3 has a similar hdd and it takes twice as long. The only difference being a 2.5 and a standard...
--Onilink--  +   487d ago
OK... RAM can make a difference, but that is not what is going to determine loading times.With current game size and things getting much bigger now, obviously there is no way everything can be loaded into RAM. What determines this is basically reading speeds, either for the Disc Drive, or the Hard Drive.. so Im not sure we are that close to removing loading times.

Of course there is always some programming wizardry that can be done by talented devs, so its not out of the picture for a game or two to actually get pretty close to achieving this. But i dont see this becoming common any time soon
Hydralysk  +   487d ago
I think it's just boasting.

I like CDPR, but any time I hear a developer claim they've eliminated load times or conquered the uncanny valley I take it with a boulder of salt.
ShoryukenII  +   486d ago
Who said that they've conquered the uncanny valley? Just wondering.
Hydralysk  +   486d ago
LA Noire was the game I was thinking of.

http://gizmodo.com/5714436/...
Ashunderfire86  +   487d ago
A world bigger than Skyrim, set to have CG like grahics, along with multiplayer, and now no load time!!! Just too good to be true. If they can do this than we are in for a shock, so prepare to get blown away with a huge leap in gaming!!! This would only be within the first generation leading into the second, for next gen consoles 2014 when release. Maybe Peter Molyneux dream can finally be a reality lol!!! What was just once overhype could be real with the technology to back it up.
Gamescares  +   487d ago
This is one of my biggest hopes for next gen consoles, Skyrim was so much better to play on PC due to this as others have mentioned.

Loading times have pissed me off for too long, and in this day and age I can't believe it still happens, this is awesome news.
josephayal  +   487d ago
Zero loading times, DAM the PS3's Cell CPU is very powerful
linkenski  +   487d ago
This game isn't coming for PS3...
JakemanPS31994  +   487d ago
This only coming out on PC, ps4, and the "other next Gen" hardware.^.^
ninjahunter  +   487d ago
Thats cool. I can live with loading times, i would even say i dont care... As long as were not talkin ninja gaiden on original xbox loading times haha. that took like 5 minutes. Like you could take a potty break, cuddle a cat, make some toast and get wasted in the time it took to load XD
GribbleGrunger  +   487d ago
'Zero' loading times are far more accurate than 0.2 or 0.1 loading times! Are they as good as 'no' loading times though? mmmmm ...
ame22  +   487d ago
With 8GB of RAM I'd be very disappointed if it didn't.
Skate-AK  +   487d ago
Loading times don't bother me unless it's 13 seconds or more. Stuntman's loading times were so long.
BitbyDeath  +   487d ago
Skyrim loading times bug me, i can journey across a giant map without any loading at all but as soon as i step into a tiny 1 bedroom house they insert a 10 second load time... :-/
ShoryukenII  +   486d ago
I usually find that they are a bit longer than 10 seconds.
dangerousjo33  +   486d ago
im a next xbox guy but im interested to know if this game well go to the wiiu and if so how would it look on it?
JakemanPS31994  +   486d ago
So far they have only "officially" announced it for PC and PS4.. Don't see it going on wiiU.
adonisisfree  +   485d ago
this is where PC gamers are going to brag/lie about always having no load times..

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