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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 takes 5 minutes to load on PS4

CI Games' latest shooter rivals even Bloodborne's loading times.

@DeekeTweak
Published Mon, Apr 24 2017 3:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

Remember when Sony and Microsoft told us that installing game discs onto consoles would improve loading times? Well...that's only half true. Games like Bloodborne have poked holes in those assurances, and now the newly released Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 does the same. Even older ZX Spectrum games from the 80s loaded faster than Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 takes 5 minutes to load on PS4 | TweakTown.com

According to Eurogamer, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's initial startup takes almost 5 minutes to load up on PS4. No, really. But there has to be a trade-off right? Certainly making gamers wait that long has some sort of positive effect on future loading times? Kind of...but the five-minute loading sequence triggers every time you cross one of the game's four main zones.

The devs at CI Games have issued a formal statement addressing the loading times. According to the devs, the huge starting load times allow for quicker fast-travel and checkpoint loading.

"We are aware of the problem with long initial loading times, but thanks to this decision we were able to shorten any loading times during missions, respawns, and fast travel to a minimum:

Fast travel 4-15s

Load last checkpoint (depend on situation) 15-30s

Restart mission 25s

"Ultimately we feel like this inconvenience is rewarded with a comfortable experience once the game is loaded."

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 releases tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We'd expect the PC game's loading times to be faster, but it'll be interesting to see the verdict on the morrow.

NEWS SOURCE:eurogamer.net

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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