‘But the totality of the content in the game takes a lot longer to complete.’
The most recent AC4 video shows naval exploration.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is shaping up to be a solid entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. With a massive world to roam around and over 50 locations to explore, Assassin’s Creed 4 looks like it will be returning to its roots.
We caught up with creative director Jean Guesdon and asked him about the length of the main campaign in Assassin’s Creed 4. He said that it will last around 15-25 hours.
“It’s hard to gauge since open-world exploration is such an important part of our game. You need to explore the world to become stronger, and to access some of the later missions. In this respect, the main path takes around 15-25 hours, but the totality of the content in the game takes a lot longer to complete,” Guesdon said.
In my opinion 15-25 hours is a pretty solid length and as Guesdon points out, it may take longer for the exploring type of player.
Guesdon also explains that how next generation version of Assassin’s Creed 4 has actually made the current generation version of the game better.
“We are very open about the fact that we are a cross-gen title. This means that we have to develop for both current-gen and next-gen platforms. This obviously means that we had to do a lot of lateral thinking, but the reward is that features that we developed for Next-Gen ended up becoming feasible on current-gen. One example is the companion app: this was at first an exclusively next gen feature but it became such an integral part of our game, such a cool feature, that we put in the effort to make it available for everyone. So yes, in this sense, next gen really shaped some aspects of the game that you can experience across all platforms,” he added.
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