Wolfenstein: The New Order To Clock in at Around 20 Hours
Written Friday, May 09, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be a big first-person shooter. Being exclusively focused on the single-player experience, its campaign will apparently clock in at around the 20 hour mark, according to MachineGames Creative Director Jens Matthies.
"If you collect everything and explore everywhere I think a single play through could end up close to 20 hours. But there's also lots of incentive to make a second play through, especially to explore the alternate time line," Matthies replied when asked about the size of the game during a Reddit AMA.
The alternate timeline seemingly comes about after making a pivotal decision during the game's story, at which point the "vibe" of the story changes, Matthies explained.
"Most notably is that the player makes a choice early on the outcome of which opens up an alternate time line which changes the vibe of the story," he said. "It's recommended to do a second play through and see what would have happened if you chose differently."
As for the massive HDD installation required for the game (the game will ship on 4 discs for Xbox 360), that's down to the amount of content that MachineGames has crammed into the game; all part of the studio's chance to "bloat" Wolfenstein: The New Order with additional stuff.
"Yes, whenever we can bloat we will bloat! :) There's an obscene amount of content in the game, and all that good stuff eats storage," said Matthies.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be bringing Nazi blasting to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC on May 20th, though the German and Austrian audience will find that the game has been censored and shorn of Nazi iconography.