CI Games have acknowledged the long initial load times, but state that they allow for a more comfortable experience.
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It seems that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has some rather long load times. 4 minutes and 50 seconds is the time the game took to load the game in the Eurogamer video below. In the video Ian Higton of Eurogamer manages to play a 3 lap race of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 4 and a bit speedruns of Gone Home.

Eurogamer aren’t the only people reporting these issues. GameSpot are also reporting long loads times, and explain that the long loads times occur when loading a save game from the main menu or when when travelling to one of the four different locations. However fast travelling and restarting after death have reduced load times.

It is worth noting that these issues are only being reported on PS4; there are currently no reports of PC or Xbox One load times. GameSpot have spoken to CI Games who acknowledge the loading times but also defend them. They acknowledges the slow initial loading times, but state that they allowed CI Games to “shorten any loading times during missions, respawns, and fast-travel to a minimum”. “Ultimately we feel like this inconvenience is rewarded with a comfortable experience once the game is loaded,” it added.

How do you feel about these long load times for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3? Are they worth it for the shorter load times once you’re in the game, or is this just a deal-breaker for you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet me @games_bulletin!

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