God of War (2018) was already the longest game in the series, with a main story that was at least twice as long as its predecessors and plenty of side content to dive into. God of War: Ragnarok (or whatever it ends up being called) will be expected to be bigger and better, same as any other sequel, and it’s possible that it could be making a significant leap in terms of how much content it has on offer.
David Jaffe, the creator of God of War, recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in which he claims that based on what he’s heard, the upcoming sequel will have 40 hours of gameplay, though he isn’t sure if that’s what the average play time will be or if it’s for 100% completion.
“I’m hearing from people in the know that that game is 40 hours,” Jaffe said. “They’re aiming for 40 hours of gameplay. I don’t know if that’s a 100% Platinum Trophy completion, or if that’s average play time.”
Of course, this isn’t guaranteed to happen. “Is it guaranteed? No,” Jaffe added. “Things get cut, things get added. But what I can you right now- 40 hours of gameplay is what they’re shooting for for the new God of War.”
An average completion time of 40 hours would be a major increase from God of War (2018), which lasted around 20-25 hours. Then again, if the 40 hours being mentioned here are for 100% completion, then that would pretty much put Ragnarok in the same range as the 2018 game.
In the same video, Jaffe also said that the upcoming PlayStation Showcase will have plenty of announcements and updates for “traditional, great first party” PlayStation content. Read more on that through here.