Herman Hulst, the managing director at Sony’s first party studio, Guerilla Games, has confirmed that Killzone 3 has come a long way technologically and an example of that is the omission of loading screens.
“We’re excited what the PS3 can do for us and what we can do for it… (speaking of loading screens), literally everything is streamed now”.
This generation has definatley decreased loading times but you still see them around. But some example of good loading times this gen are: Call of Duty’s four to six second load for online levels or Uncharted’s cutscenes where the level is loaded in disguise, we’ve seen amazing stuff and now come to expect it.
Apparently Killzone 3 will not have those extremely dreaded loading screens. If you recall loading screens lasted 20-30 seconds in Killzone 2, even longer for multiplayer games. Even though the loading screens had that cool 3D effect with sixaxis support, it was still a long wait.
I remember when back in the PS2 & PS1 era loading screens used to be standard in every game, and it killed me to just sit through all of them. I always looked forward to the future, telling myself “When the PS3 comes out i bet there will be no loading times.” Well i guess that didn’t come true, but i have high hopes for the PS4 and “Xbox 720″