Elden Ring Can Be Finished in 30 Hours But Has "Dozens More Hours" of Gameplay

Elden Ring Can Be Finished in 30 Hours But Has "Dozens More Hours" of Gameplay

Matt Lorrigan

Elden Ring can be finished in “around 30 hours” for players following the main path, FromSoftware's Yasuhiro Kitao has confirmed.

Talking in the same interview in which it was confirmed that Elden Ring has gone gold, Kitao was asked approximately how many hours it would take for players to complete the game.

“This will differ significantly by player,” Kitao confirmed. “But in terms of the targets set during development, the idea is that the main route should be able to be completed within around 30 hours.”

“The game as a whole is quite massive, and contains many dozens more hours worth of gameplay,” Kitao clarified. “But if we're talking about the main route only, it shouldn't take much longer than that.”

In the same interview, Kitao confirmed the inclusion of a Dark Souls-style New Game+ mode, allowing players to take their items and weapons with them into a new game with more difficult enemies. He also said that players will be able to see the vast majority of the game on a first playthrough, but branching points towards the end of the game will mean that players will require more than one playthrough to see them all. Again, that's very similar to games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

You can watch the full interview down below. Elden Ring is launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on 25th February 2022. 

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