Diablo III’s Magic Loading Screens

A fan asked DiabloWikiBashiok about loading screens for Diablo 3, and he gave a very encouraging reply, then elaborated on the technical schematics in a second reply.

Bashiok: There aren’t any loading screens. Personally I think it’s amazing and I don’t understand the magic the programmers have worked, but the game is instant or near instant. The same is true for initial game load. Start up the game, create a character, click a button and the game world shows up. No waiting and no real discernible pause. Mileage may vary slightly of course, but it would (from what I’ve seen) be in the realm of a second or two second pause at most.

The keyword is to load stuff dynamically in a VERY optimized way 😀

Bashiok: ITS MAGIC

As best I recall from last year’s Blizzcon demo, there were essentially no loading screens on the demo, unless you joined an MP game and had to wait for the other players to make their character choices and get synch’ed up.

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  1. Consider yourselves lucky you’re getting a patch at all. This game is 10 god damn years old.

    I’m waiting for this patch same as anyone and hoping it makes me want to play again, but if they want to take their time to deliver the last final hurrah unto Diablo 2 during their spare time FOR FREE, I’ll keep my mouth shut until the bread’s done in the oven.

    You’ve all gotten thousands of hours of gameplay out of your $10-$50 over the years, be glad you’ve got half of that. Or a quarter. Or a tenth.

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