Xenoblade Chronicles X

It's hard to believe, but Xenoblade Chronicles X is now only a few weeks away from launching in the West. The main setting of the game - Planet Mira – supposedly boasts one of the largest open worlds ever and all of its different environments are said to be seamlessly interwoven, with next to no loading screens. This would be quite a feat on any console and - in the recent Nintendo Direct - it was detailed how Nintendo aims to achieve this massive experience through downloadable data packs.

So, just how much do these data packs help out? The folks over at Gamexplain recently did a comparison video showing various portions of the game with and without the data packs and the effect is definitely noticeable. While loading times without the packs aren't abysmal, it's still nice to have the game sped up a bit. Take a look:

What do you think? Do these bring the loading times to acceptable levels? What are you most looking forward to in Xenoblade X? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[source youtube.com]