Rise of the Tomb Raider On Xbox One Won't Have Any Loading Screens, 3 Times Bigger Than The Original

Game director Brian Horton on the scale of the game and also talks about a new mechanic called "a nested approach" to puzzles.

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Cdn_Seahawks_Fan1268d ago

Not gonna lie here, I can't wait as I played the last one on the Xbox One (Definitive Edition) and REALLY enjoyed it. Gonna be a busy holiday season for sure.

christocolus1268d ago

Same here. Enjoyed the reboot.nice to see CD putting so much effort into this. Day one for sure..I hope MS releases a tasty TR bundle for the holidays.

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donthate1268d ago


Xbox One is rapidly catching up and exceeding all expectations in terms of improvement, but really those increases means almost nothing.

The games would have been great regardless of the increase in performance.

To really get noticeable improvement, you really need a magnitude (that is 10x for those wondering) to make a noticeable difference. Even then, there are diminishing returns.

NukaCola1268d ago

Does that mean that the world is linear? TR reboot was open with fast travel if I'm not mistaken.

donthate1268d ago

There is no reason why they cannot make a seamless open world game with no load screens. Background loading!

The original TR was made for last generation hardware.

magiciandude1268d ago

They said it will be three times bigger from the original reboot. That doesn't sound like a linear game to me.

"Besides Lara’s story which is really exciting, we’re really thrilled to talk about the new scale that we have for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Our exploration spaces are 3 times larger than they were in the last game and our tombs are much bigger."

make721268d ago

Xboxone definitive edition 900 p 20-30 fps is that definitive edition ?:)

Genuine-User1268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

There are a few instances where it cuts from one frame to another with a black screen:

x_RadicalAura_x1268d ago

Good call, Nicholas Cage. Looks like "no loading screens" is a stretch. ;)

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kstuffs1268d ago

The black screen is like 1 ms that cuts from one frame to the next. It's not even a loading screen.

donthate1268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

That black screen is a cinematic cut from one angle to another and not a loading screen.

Nobody in their right mind puts up a half second loading screen! That is idiotic to even suggest.

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gangsta_red1268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

You mean the 1-2 second "transition" from a cinematic to gameplay? I hardly call that a loading screen.

The loading is more than likely done during cut-scenes and other practical uses a lot of games are doing nowadays.

Genuine-User1268d ago

"A loading screen is a picture shown by a computer program, often a video game, while the program is loading or initializing."

gangsta_red1268d ago

Didn't seem to see any picture when viewing your links. I did see two quick transitions from cut scene to gameplay though. I guess that very brief moment of a black screen could be considered a loading screen....right?

Genuine-User1268d ago


Are you saying the only way to identify a loading screen, be it long or almost-instant is through the word loading on a black screen?

PistolsAtDawn1268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

Well maybe in the almost 4 and a half months left of optimizing from the time that video was loaded to youtube and the game coming out...that will be gone...either way the game looks fantastic....can't wait to play I can see the defense force tears.

You're trying too hard to downplay this game for no reason...just give'll make you happier.

Genuine-User1268d ago

Defense force tears?

I'm not downplaying this game, It says the game won't have any 'loading' screens, I recalled otherwise.

It's that simple, there's nothing more to it.

On the contrary, I'm looking forward to this game.

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StrayaKNT1268d ago

Wow cant wait this game sounds so ambitious.

Genova841268d ago

And the PC version will have relatively n load screens even on player death thanks to pci-e ssds! :-). My rig is ready for 2016! Bring it!

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Jaces1268d ago

Stoked! Running mine with sli 770s. WooT!

FoxyGotGame1268d ago

No Loading Screens & x3 Bigger is Great! Cannot wait to pick up my X1 with this game @Launch!

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