The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promises to be a gorgeous game, and CD Projekt is pretty sure they can pull it off without bogging down the awesome with a ton of loading screens. How is this possible? Well, the Polish developer is crediting superior hardware and their own software for making this possible, because the future of gaming is looking pretty bright.
Immersion is a big thing, especially in RPGs of the super serious variety. Hence, CD Projekt is not only dropping scripted quick time events in Witcher 3, but also looking to reduce -- if not totally be rid of -- loading times. Pawel Sasko, quest designer for Wild Hunt, explained:
"Players will be able to traverse the world of The Witcher 3 with no load times thanks to our software and the availability of more powerful hardware by the time of release."
We assume he's referring to the next-gen consoles, though it's hard to say how an older PC might run the game. At any rate, CD Projekt has said that Wild Hunt's in-game world will be roughly 20% bigger than what Skyrim offers, so seeing how the devs manage that with minimal load times will be pretty interesting.
Thanks for the tip, Shadow of Death.