Xenoblade Chronicles X sounds like it is going to offer an absolutely massive open world for players to explore.
Due to launch later this year, Xenoblade Chronicles X should offer one of the largest open worlds on Wii U to date.
That teaser comes directly from developer Monolith Software’s Tetsuya Takahasi in an interview with Famitsu (via Kotaku).
According to Takahashi, the most recent gameplay check saw the players clock up over 300 hours with Xenoblade Chronicles X.
“But even so, there were still things in the game that weren’t played through to completion,” he explained.
Previous descriptions of the game suggest the world in Xenoblade Chronicles X will be five times larger than its predecessor. But despite the increase in size, you apparently will notice that the game actually loads a lot quicker than previous titles.
It won’t be a completely seamless open world though, as you will have to endure a few loading screens.
“We’ve done everything we can to make the wait time as short as possible, but I recommend the download version of the game to those who are concerned about such things.”
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Xenoblade Chronicles X is the first of Monolith Software’s games to feature an online component and it is being called a “loosely connected game”.
“We’re making the game so that there is a feeling of solidarity, even without being conscious of other players in the game. There isn’t a feeling of gameplay like in an online RPG,” said Takahasi.
Xenoblade Chronicles X currently has a loose 2015 release date.