Much has been made of the sheer number of guns within the world of Borderlands 2, but until now little has been revealed about just how long it will take to amass such an impressive arsenal. The first adventure for the vault, including side missions, took around 30 hours per playthrough – the sequel looks set to double that.
Speaking to Gamerzines, Gearbox‘s marketing VP Steve Gibson revealed this robust running time:
“What we like to think about it is, Borderlands is a hobby. Some guide guys just did a playthrough of Borderlands 2 and they reported back to us that it takes 58 hours to play through the campaign – and that’s just one playthrough with one character.”
“We look at it as a hobby, and that isn’t even counting the new Badass Points system and how that’ll affect every character you do. We want it to feel like you get more for your money. We’re happy for people to pay their money once and feel that they get ongoing value.”
Borderlands 2 has had me hooked since Claptrap’s seductive apology to PC players, and knowing that the game will consume much of my life when it releases this September has done absolutely nothing to discourage me. In fact, if anything, it has just made me want it even more.