Final Fantasy XV will have enough total content to last 200 hours, director Hajime Tabata has said during a Square Enix Presents livestream held yesterday (via VideoGamer) at E3. Regarding the main story, Tabata said players can expect to spend around “40 to 50 hours” to complete it, with the rest of your time likely being dedicated to completing side missions and the like.
In terms of clearing the main story, we’re anticipating about 40 to 50 hours of gameplay, so at the very least there will be 40 hours’ worth of content to enjoy in the final game.
Tabata continued to say that he wanted to make sure fans had plenty of content to digest when the game launches in September, as they’ve been waiting so long for it to come out.
But there are a lot of side quests and other extra things that we have planned. With just the extra stuff alone, we’re looking at maybe about 100 hours of gameplay. So if you count all of that, maybe we’re looking at about 200 hours of gameplay. The final version of the game coming out, about 200 hours total if you count everything. A lot of fans have been waiting quite a while for this game, so we want to make sure there is a lot of content for them to enjoy when the game comes out.
If the estimation is accurate, we could be looking at an RPG to rival the likes of i in terms of scope and ambition. We just have to hope that the protracted development process hasn’t taken a toll on the overall quality of the product.
Final Fantasy XV launches September 30 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The latter version will support the use of PlayStation VR.