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Final Fantasy 16’s Story Takes 35 Hours to Complete, 70-80 to Do Everything

Final Fantasy 16 developers have revealed that it takes players about 35 hours to complete the game’s story, and 70-80 hours to do everything else.

In an interview with Famitsu (translated by a Twitter user) @aitaikimochi), director Hiroshi Takai and producer Naoki Yoshida said they came up with the playtime for Final Fantasy 16’s story mode considering that gamers have busy lives outside of video games. Minimum if they are too busy to do side quests. The team initially targeted him for 20 hours, but with the addition of additional content, the story time is now his 35 hours.

“When I first started developing games, I thought that gamers these days are busy with other things, so I wanted them to at least aim to complete the story,” says Yoshida. “I thought it made sense to be able to beat the game in about 20 hours, but it just kept getting crammed in.”

“[Final Fantasy 16] Takai said, “It’s a story-driven game that takes you on a rollercoaster journey. You get to see all of Clive’s way of life, and the game probably takes about 35 hours to complete. Including side content. It will be double that.”

According to Takai, “double that” means that the side content gameplay time is between 70 and 80 hours, depending on how much the player takes on. It means a lot. To achieve the maximum playtime mentioned by Yoshida and Takai, players must complete side quests, maximize their abilities, acquire all accessories, and complete all monster hunts.

In addition to Story Mode and Side Quests, there is also a New Game+ mode called Final Fantasy Mode, which allows players to carry over stats from previous game files to the new file. looks like equivalent to This means it will take longer to clear everything. For players who want more, there are leaderboards that allow them to compete with other players around the world.

Final Fantasy 16 releases on June 22nd. For more information, check out our hands-on preview of the game, or find out what you know about the world of Final Fantasy 16.

Christina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications including Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions and The Escapist. To paraphrase Calvin Harris, she wears her love for Sonic the Hedgehog up her sleeve like a big deal. Follow her on her Twitter @SonicPrincess15.

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