Back in the day, a game going Gold was a big deal to developers, publishers, and gamers. Now it doesn’t mean so much, but it’s a good indication that a game is unlikely to get delayed. Recently, at the Taipei Game Show 2022, From Software announced that their next highly anticipated title has officially gone gold, and even revealed the game’s estimated playtime.
According to Yasuhiro Kitao, the Producer at From Software, Elden Ring will take around 30 hours to complete the main story, but there is also a lot more to do in the vast open world. Answering fan questions at the Taipei Game Show 2022, Kitao revealed a few interesting details about the game, which is launching in a month’s time.
(Kitao mentions the playtime at around 32:55)
“This will differ significantly by player, 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,” said Kitao. “The game as a whole is quite massive, and contains many dozens more hours worth of gameplay, but if we are talking about the main route only, it shouldn't take much longer than that.”
30 hours may not seem like a whole lot these days, but coming off the back of Dying Light 2’s supposed 500 hour playtime, it’s at least a little more honest. 30 hours is also not so different from previous titles by From Software like Sekiro, Bloodborne, and Dark Souls. But as we all know, the potential for even more content is there in the exploration and side quests.
Either way, Elden Ring is just around the corner now, and if you’re really excited for it the video above should reveal some interesting tidbits about the game’s design and development. Hopefully we won’t see anymore game delays, and potentially see more gameplay released before the February 25th launch.
What do you think? Are you excited for Elden Ring? How do you feel about the 30 hour playtime? Were you hoping it to be longer? How long has it taken you to complete other titles by From Software? Let us know!