Wasteland 2 developers inXile have posted a pretty big new update on their Kickstarter , stating that the game will take new players "around 50 hours" to complete on a normal difficulty playthrough. They also talk in detail about the new Los Angeles map.
"It can be hard for a developer to estimate exactly how long a game takes because even when playing through fully, we're still too familiar with it to not go through it fast," reads project lead Chris Keenan's post. "But now that we've had people playing it and based on how long they've been taking on the live content, we can estimate the full game will likely take the average new player around 50 hours on a normal playthrough. Though it'll take quite a bit longer if you're looking to fully explore every location and mission.
One of the areas you'll be spending that 50-hour play time in is the game's version of Los Angeles, a formerly sprawling urban area now half claimed by nature. "In L.A., we decided to make many of its recognizable landmarks key locations, including the aforementioned LA Coliseum and Hollywood," says Keenan, "but also such spots as the Watts Towers and the Griffith Observatory. Our design process started with, “What would be the most bad-ass areas in L.A. for the player to visit”? We then sprinkled these areas with weird cults and weirder creatures."
L.A is home to various factions, including the Pistol Packing Priests, a group of zealous religious types who belive the apocalypse was God's punishment, and that their job is to complete the cleansing of humanity's sins. By shooting people, mostly.
The full post is well worth a read if you're interested in inExile's post-apocalyptic RPG.