According to Sony Santa Monica director Cory Barlog, the God of War length will be anywhere from 25 to 30 hours, unlike other God of War games that have come before it. Considering how much there seems to be in the new God of War game, that new length might still fly by.
Ordinarily, God of War games are far shorter than 25 to 30 hours. According to the website How Long To Beat, which calculates average times based on different styles of play (speedrunning, completionist, leisure playthroughs, and more), a playthrough of God of War 1 takes around 9 hours on average, while God of War 2 takes 12 1/2 hours, and God of War 3 takes around 10 1/2.
That makes the upcoming God of War game at least twice or nearly three times as long as any God of War game before it. Exactly what Sony Santa Monica has put in to the game to make it this long, however, remains a mystery for now. There’s likely going to be a big story as Kratos and his son Atreus travel together, encountering a variety of Viking myths as they travel across Midgard.
The God of War length isn’t the only thing that’s going to be different about this God of War game, compared to the others. A more mellow and traumatized Kratos, a new setting, new gods and monsters, new weapons, and new characters are all going to make this a new God of War like we’ve never seen before.
There’s still no truly confirmed release date (though there was an official-looking leak earlier this month) for the new God of War game, but it’s going to be releasing exclusively on the Playstation 4 and the Playstation 4 Pro sometime early next year. We don’t really know much about it, though the information about the game’s length came from the Playstation Experience’s opening ceremony.
Hopefully the entirety of the God of War length will be filled with cool stuff.