Mortal Kombat Co-Creator: Next-Gen Load Times Will Open New Doors

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon recently appeared as part of Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest Q&A, and gave some brief thoughts on both the Xbox Series X and PS5 (thanks Twinfinite).

Responding to a question of how excited he is about the possibilities of the two next-gen consoles, Boon highlighted both systems' faster loading times as a particular point of interest:

“It’s funny, when these new consoles come out and everybody goes “OK, what do the graphics look like?” I think people are underestimating the impact that the almost zero load time is going to have. I think that’s suddenly going to open doors that weren’t considered possible before, and I think we haven’t even scratched the surface of what will eventually be done with those systems.”

Boon also went on to talk about the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo that was unveiled earlier this month, revealing that he was "riveted" while watching it. And in a follow-up, he again went on to reiterate the potential of both next-gen systems aside from their obviously improved graphics:

"To me, the graphics are kind of like a given. OK, the graphics are going to be better, but this new way of handling memory and loading and stuff like that is going to be huge.”

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