We're Building a Community - Find out how to take part and sign up here.

The Witcher 3 Producer on Open World and Next Gen: "Loading Screens Are a Passé Concept"

June 23, 2013

According to CD Projekt RED The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be a big game, and won’t interrupt exploration with those pesky loading screens that used to make us go grab a sandwich in the past. That seems to be the trend for the next generation as Executive Producer John Mamais explained during a video interview for Machinima when asked about what the next generation systems will allow the studio to achieve:

We won’t have any loading screens at all, it’s all gonna be seamless. There are a lot of open world games that are trying to do the “no loading screens”. It’s  almost like a passé concept.

I feel pretty confident about it. It’s hard because because we have to retool our whole streaming system, and we’re actually still kinda working on it. There are some really brainiac dudes putting it together and reworking it. It’s almost like a mandatory thing for the team to achieve, so if they won’t do it, they’re probably gonna fire all the programmers involved.

I can definitely see what he means. Completely seamless open world games seem to be the “in” thing to do with the next generation. It’s definitely a positive thing, but I have to admit that I’ll possibly miss, at least a little bit, those lovely pieces of artwork that were shown during loading times in quite a few games.

I guess I’ll have to start saving for the artbooks.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

or Comment Below

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment

Gaming Trailers

More Like This
CORSAIR iCUE ELITE CPU Cooler LCD Display Upgrade Kit Trailer
Latest Trailers
WWE 2K22 | SummerSlam Trailer
Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

Read more of Giuseppe's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know