No one goes into a Final Fantasy game looking for a game that you can beat in an afternoon, and Final Fantasy 15 story is no exception. According to the game’s director Hajime Tabata, just beating the game’s main story is going to take you somewhere between 40 and 50 hours. Tabata revealed this at Square Enix’s E3 livestream yesterday.
This is even after the game has been revealed to have over two hundred sidequests, so if you aim to do everything in Square Enix’s upcoming JRPG, you’d best clear your schedule and cancel any plans that you had.
While Final Fantasy games have never been light on the content, Final Fantasy 15 may be one of its biggest yet.
Considering the game will have multiple cities that you can get lost in and wander around, not to mention everything you could do in the game’s Duscae demo, it would be all too easy to get sidetracked from Final Fantasy 15 story.
All the same, a 40-50 hour story is at least nowhere near as time-consuming as it would be to do everything in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or Fallout 4, both of which have multiple dozens of hours’ worth of content in massive environments.
All the same, with the hours of gameplay guaranteed by the 200 sidequests in the game it’s likely that you’ll still be playing Final Fantasy 15 for a very long time.
All of the content that will keep the game going for many hours is a service to Final Fantasy fans more than it is anything else; Final Fantasy 15 was first announced as Final Fantasy Versus 13 back in 2006, for the Playstation 3.
Players have been waiting a long time for this game, and considering how the sales of just its collector’s edition went, it’s likely Square Enix won’t have to worry about the game selling well.