From Software has confirmed that Elden Ring can be completed in around 30 hours.
During a Taipei Game Show 2022 video interview, producer Yasuhiro Kitao was asked how long it takes to beat the upcoming game.
“It will differ significantly from player to player, but in terms of the goals set during development, the idea is that the main route should be able to be completed in around 30 hours,” he replied.
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“The game as a whole is quite massive and contains several dozen hours of additional gameplay, but if we’re only talking about the main route, it shouldn’t take much longer than that.”
As with previous From Software games, players can transfer save data from one game to another, when facing tougher enemies as well.
“With the world being so vast, the game is designed to be erased without necessarily experiencing everything,” Kitao said.
“Some players will prefer to try to explore the whole map the first time around while others will leave certain areas to be explored in the second cycle or later cycles.”
He also said that it was technically not possible to experience the game in its entirety in a single playthrough.
“Technically it’s impossible to get to 100% due to the fact that there are branching points towards the end, but you can definitely get close enough.”
After a month of delay, Elden Ring will be released on February 25 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.
Earlier this month, an incomplete version of the Elden Ring character designer leaked via the game’s closed network test.