Fallout 4 will have Noticeable Loading Times when Needed

By   /   Aug 6, 2015

Gamescom 2015 is providing plenty of details about new games, which includes Fallout 4. While talking to a German games site Gamestar Pete Hines, Vice President of marketing and PR at Bethesda revealed some interesting facts about noticeable loading times.

While the common belief seems to be (from what Bethesda have told the press) is that there will be noticeable loading in Fallout 4; there actually will be. Be aware that the following quote is translated from German:

“Not in some locales yes, in some locales. It depends on the room one enters and exits. If you just go along the road, there are numerous buildings which you can enter easily; simply open the door and go inside – nothing more. But there are also buildings in which you click on the door and there is a short loading pause before you stand inside. It just depends on the size and the building.”

Really, this comes as no surprise with the size of the world that Fallout 4 that noticeable loading will take place in. There will be times that the game has to load interiors of buildings for the player to explore, or move into different sections of the world. What is more important though is the fact that there is no insinuation that we will see the load screens that we’ve seen in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.

This will also be more of a factor on the PC more than on consoles because of the many different configurations of computer that will run the game. I’m sure with less memory and processing power there are bound to be more noticeable loading times, this is just to be expected.

So in short, this means that Fallout 4 will have times when loading is more noticeable for the player. What we won’t see though are the loading screens from the previous games.

Would you be bothered by noticeable loading times in games like Fallout 4? Let us know your thoughts on this below.

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