Remember in days past of a time when you could simply plug a game cartridge into your console and play it within moments? No load screens, obnoxious logos or ridiculous warning signs; just games? Gorilla Games seems to remember such a time, and hope to return to it with KillZone: Shadow Fall.
According to Guerrilla Games technical director Michiel van der Leeuw, once you download KillZone: Shadow Fall, the only time keeping you from playing the game will be an initial 30 second load screen; that's it. That's right, no splash screens, logos or epilepsy warning, just KillZone.
"People here worked very hard... We had to ask legal and Dolby, the epilepsy warning stuff, the logos from Havok - we had to negotiate with them that we could put it in the credits and not the title screen... All the rules are built around the previous generation. I'm really happy that we're one of the first ones in, and I hope it's an example that people are going to follow"
This is honestly one of the most surprising and pleasant things to come out of the next generation of gaming thus far. Not a believer? Go boot up your copy of Battlefield 3 on console; the ridiculous load times and splash screens before you get to the first title menu (a menu that takes it's sweet time loading after the fact) is the only evidence needed.
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