Elden Ring is just a month away and by the sound of things, the game is going to be quite a hefty experience. According to Bandai Namco and FromSoftware, the action RPG can last at least 30 hours.
Elden Ring will take you around 30 hours to complete just the main story according to FromSoftware. This excludes tackling the side objectives, optional quests, dungeons and secret bosses. This time frame aligns Elden Ring with other FromSoftware games such as Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
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Speaking in the latest Taipai Game Show presentation, producer Yasuhiro Kitao answered questions in regards to the Elden Ring length. When asked how long the game will take to beat, he replied:
This will differ significantly by player but in terms of the target set during development, the idea is that the main route should be able to be completed within around 30 hours. The game as a whole is quite massive and contains many dozens more hours of gameplay. If we are talkig about the main route only, it shouldn’t take much longer than that.
Kitao went on further to explain that if players take their time with the game and explore other optional areas, the game will provide many more hours of entertainment.
By the sound of things, you can get through Elden Ring within 30 hours during your first playthrough. However, a second playthrough might be faster as there is less exploration and less sense of discovery. Players will spend a lot more time exploring the world, fighting all the enemies and collecting items. During their second playthrough, they will know where to go and what awaits them so they might run through the game faster.
Elden Ring is set to launch on 25 February 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Serie X/S and PC.
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