No more staring at a loading screen for a minute upon fast traveling.
Significantly shorter load times is one of the things that next-gen consoles have been emphasizing more than most other stuff in the lead up to their launches this month, and that’s something that older games will benefit from as well, thanks to backward compatibility features.
For instance, there’s The Witcher 3. If you’ve played the game, you would remember that it was plagued by long and frequent load times, especially when you fast travelled. That, it seems, is an issue that’s been completely removed on next-gen consoles.
As YouTuber rubhen925 demonstrates in a recently uploaded video (spotted by Wccftech), The Witcher 3’s fast travel load times on the Xbox Series X are almost non-existent. The video’s description clarifies that this is, of course, the Xbox One version of the game running on an Xbox Series X, so we can only imagine how much better these improvements will be in the dedicated optimized version.
Take a look below. The video is timestamped, so just hit play.
The Witcher 3 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Though it will be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S from day one, its dedicated next-gen version won’t launch until 2021.