Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 15 may have elements of a hack and slash action title but you better be in it for the long haul. According to game director Hajime Tabata, the RPG is expected to take 40 to 50 hours to finish. And then he’s not completely sure.
Speaking to Famitsu, Tabata said that the journey to tell an interesting and emotional story with Noctis and his friends will be fairly long. “We expect 40 to 50 hours to reach the end. But, to be honest, I have no idea…! The story has been split up into chapters, but a section presumed to take an hour can end up taking far longer. I would expect the average time to be a bit longer.”
Which doesn’t disappoint us at all if the development team is going to push for a true open world experience with the fast-paced action and epic story conveyed in the trailers. We’ll find out for ourselves how it pans out when Final Fantasy 15 releases on September 30th.