Elden Ring has gone gold and we have an answer to one of our biggest questions about it. In a recent interview, producer Yasuhiro Kitao weighed in on how long it takes to beat the game. Given its open-world nature, players expect a long journey, and it looks like it will at least perform well over previous FromSoftware games.
How long does it take to beat? Elden Ring?
In the interview at Taipei Game Show, Kitao stated that the game time for the main route of Elden Ring will be about 30 hours. However, he stressed that it’s a huge game and there are still dozens of hours of side content waiting for those who choose to explore.
We can expect the same replayability in Elden Ring we saw in the dark souls series too. It will feature a New Game Plus mode that increases the challenge with each additional playthrough. In addition, Kitao says that it is impossible to get 100% completion of one playthrough because there are branching paths at the end, forcing the player to take one of several routes.
For comparison, here are the average turnaround times for: dark souls games from How long to beat?:
- Demon Souls (Main + Extra): 32 hours
- dark souls (Main + Extra): 61 hours
- Dark Souls 2 (Main + Extra): 63 hours
- Dark Souls 3 (Main + Extra): 56 hours
- bloodborne (Main + Extra): 44 hours
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Main + Extra): 42.5 hours
So, Elden Ring should be a pretty meaty adventure. However, an exploit has been discovered that can take control of a user’s computer and affect all dark souls games and possibly Elden Ring. The game was already delayed until February 25, and hopefully this doesn’t threaten to push it back further. However, if we had to guess, Bandai Namco will still release the game without multiplayer if no fix is found on launch day.
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