We know Xenoblade Chronicles features a large open world, but how it fares in terms of scale against some of the other popular open world RPGs of today has been a mystery up until now. Nintendo World Report took it upon itself to find out how Xenoblade Chronicles’ world map compares to that of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Fallout 4, and The Witcher 3. The conclusion is shocking to say the least. In a nutshell, it’s bigger than the open worlds of all three of those RPGs combined!
Watch the video below to see how Xenoblade Chronicles X’s world map fares against that of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.
The comparison was made by running a marathon across the respective world maps of each of the RPGs. It turns out that in the time it takes to run across the massive world of Xenoblade Chronicles X, you can easily complete a marathon across the world maps of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Fallout 4, and The Witcher 3 and still have time to spare.
Xenoblade Chronicles X’s world map can be seen below.
What’s more, as we’ve previously reported, Xenoblade Chronicles X’s open world is entirely seamless. That’s right, you won’t encounter a loading screen unless you die/restart or fast travel from one point to another. In comparison, The Witcher 3 has you go through a loading screen every time you need to move across one of its regions.
Xenoblade Chronicles is shaping up to be a technically ambitious RPG, with quite possibly the biggest open world yet. The game is set to hit stores in the US on December 4 exclusively for the Wii U. Let us know if you’re excited to get your hands on the game next month in the comments below.