Final Fantasy XVI is set in a world called Valisthea and follows the story of Clive Rosfield, the protagonist and the firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria, as he becomes embroiled in a complex and dangerous political conflict between the five dominant nations of the world. The game promises to feature a rich and immersive storyline, as well as fast-paced action combat and a diverse cast of characters, so you might be wondering how long it will take to complete the main campaign story arc.
The Final Fantasy series is known for its abundance of side quests, cinematic cutscenes, mini-games, and other engaging content that keeps players occupied while progressing through the main campaign. As a result, it can be difficult to pinpoint how long it will take to complete the game due to the numerous variables to consider.
Final Fantasy 16 Game Length - How long will it take?
According to Final Fantasy 16's director Hiroshi Takai, in a recent interview with Famitsu, the main campaign of the game should take approximately 35 hours to complete. However, if players choose to engage in side quests or explore the world of Valisthea, Takai suggests that "it might take twice as long."
- Square Enix Game Length confirmation: 35 hours without side quests, 50 hours with
- GameWatcher's completion time: Pending access to the game on launch
If you're a Final Fantasy fan that enjoys the story sequences and cinematic moments, Producer Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that there will be roughly eleven hours of story cinematics.
"One thing that was important was to tell a story that was complete from beginning to end," said Yoshida. "And in that, we think we have succeeded. To facilitate this, there are over 11 hours of cinematic cutscenes alone, all seamlessly interwoven into the game, playing in-engine in real-time."
Final Fantasy 16 has a release date of June 22nd and will be initially launched exclusively on PlayStation 5, with a PC version to follow at a later date. While the PC release date has not been confirmed yet, it is expected to be several months after the console release, so PC players could have a long wait ahead of them.
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