Guerrilla: Killzone 3 load times non-existent

Sunday, 18th July 2010 17:22 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Guerrilla Games’ Steven Ter Heide and Herman Hulst have been speaking in separate interviews about Killzone 3′s load times.

In an E3 interview with Ausgamers, Heide said “loading times are pretty much gone,” adding that the company “wants to get rid of them completely.”

Heide said Guerrilla would like the game to be “one seamless experience, enabling you to pop in the disc and play it through from beginning to end.”

In a later interview, studio boss Herman Hulst went further, saying the company has been able to fully stream the shooter.

“We’re excited what the PlayStation 3 can do for us and what we can do for it,” he said.

“Literally everything is streamed now.”

Guerrilla also said over the weekend it has refined the game’s control system over its predecessor.

Killzone 3 is due for release next year, the game supporting 3D and PlayStation Move. It may even make your breakfast for you; this is currently unconfirmed.



  1. Erthazus

    Right decision. I hope all games soon will have this feature.

    I’m not sick of loading times, but it’s time to close this gap and move forward.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Nozz

    @1 Ditto. It adds to the experience when there is no waiting around.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Man_s

    These types of innovations is why we need this hardware generation to stay around longer. :) Looking forward to it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    If they can do this it’ll be really interesting because poor stream speed has long been a criticism of using blu-ray for games.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    I’m sure there were a few PS2 games that streamed straight from the disc. It’s not a new feature, just a criminally under used one. There really should be no need for loading screens any more.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. JimFear666

    God of war 3 which was an amazing game btw, had no load screen from what i remember. I hope sony is now creating a trend that more studios will follow.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    Islands in the stream, that is what we are

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ninjanutta

    hdds should of stopped loading a long time ago,theres no reason for games to be load if the cache and hdd are used correctly.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mojo

    god of war 3 has load times.
    They are just hidden behind unskippable cutscenes.
    on the 2nd or 3rd playthrough unskipable cut screens are more annoying than a load screen can be.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    It depends on the game requirements. The real issue with a blu-ray drive is seek speed not read speed. In fact the consistent read speed across the disc can be an advantage for streaming. If the game design means there is no back tracking, or at least it is predictable back tracking, then the drive is perfect for it. Consistent read speed and big capacity.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. psxman

    When am I supposed to make a sandwich?!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11 Press start and pause the game :)

    #12 4 years ago
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    #13 4 years ago
  14. frostquake

    Wondering what the install size will be?? Bigger then last one???

    #14 4 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Just unbelievable. I hope the industry is reading this article.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Crysis

    i don’t get why several ps3 games require an small-med install, yet they take about the same as the 360 to load up, just plain weird imo, is it lazy developers, or weak tools?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Aimless

    @14 Well, the last game didn’t have one. So, if the third does then yes, it will be bigger.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ARFarokhi

    Oooooooooooookay! seems like my fav company, SONY, is learning how to bring games to attentions! Good!

    #18 4 years ago

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