Attack of the Fanboy

Batman: Arkham Knight Will Have No Loading Screens

by Kyle Hanson


The Arkham series of Batman titles culminates with next month’s release of Batman: Arkham Knight. As we inch closer and closer to the final release, the developer Rocksteady Studios is opening up the floodgates in terms of information about the upcoming action game. Today came the first in a multiple installment video series called Arkham Insider, where the developer goes through the game, sharing details about development and features within the title. One thing that was quite interesting to hear in this first episode was that there would be no loading screens in the game at all, even when transitioning between interior and exterior environments.

The previous games in the series, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Origins, were similar, but there were still a few instances of loading that could take the player out of the world of the game. Taking out any semblance of a loading screen should create for a seamless and immersive experience for fans of Batman and the Arkham games. Rocksteady clarified by saying “I’ve not seen any loading screens while playing the game. It is totally seamless.” “This is what the technical guys have been working on for the last four years. Extreme streaming to make sure the entire experience is completely straight forward. No transitions, no loading screens, nothing at all. Gotham City is yours.”

Batman: Arkham Knight will release on June 23rd for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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