E3 2016 may have wrapped up in Los Angles yesterday, but information about the biggest games will continue to come out through the coming weeks in anticipation of the heavy holiday buying season coming up. One of those games, the long anticipated Final Fantasy XV, was given the spotlight yesterday as game director Hajime Tabata took the time to answer fan questions – one of the most important being just how long it’ll take to beat the game. The response Tabata gave was direct.
“In terms of clearing the main story, we’re anticipating about 40-50 hours of gameplay. At the very least there will be 40 hours of content to enjoy. But there are a lot of side quests and other extra things. With just the extra stuff alone, we’re looking at maybe 100 hours of gameplay. So if you count all of that, maybe we’re looking at around 200 hours of gameplay. A lot of fans have been waiting quite a while for this game, so we wanted to make sure there’s a lot of content for them to enjoy.”
As the game’s original development under the name of Final Fantasy Versus XIII began back in 2006, eleven years of waiting for 50-200 hours of gameplay certainly seems worth the wait and in line with the lengths of the other Final Fantasy titles. Final Fantasy XV will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on September 30, 2016.