Hogwarts Legacy director has revealed how long it may take to complete the game. Like many other open world games, Hogwarts legacy will feature a number of different areas to explore and side quests to complete. And while there’s a main storyline for players to follow, the sheer scope of the game means the time it takes to reach the credits will be very different for just about everyone who experiences it.
Talking to ComicBook.com at a recent preview event for Hogwarts legacy, Avalanche Software director Alan Tew tried to give us a better understanding of exactly how long the game is. Tew clearly doesn’t yet know how the general public might play the game, but from his own experience during playtests, Tew indicated that those who want to see all that Hogwarts legacy has to offer, should free up a lot of time in their schedule.
“We find the length varies very dramatically and very wildly depending on the player and, as you mentioned, mainlining versus doing side missions,” Tew said. “I can describe it through my own lens. I’m someone, you can imagine, who’s been through a lot of playthroughs and you understand what I might know about the game given my position. I recently did a 100% playthrough of everything, and even with all my knowledge and my information that was an 80+ hour run to go through all the content I feel there is a lot and a lot to deal with and I’m excited that people have that experience. “
Considering that Hogwarts Legacy took about 80 hours for someone so familiar with the game to fully complete it, it stands to reason that normal players would take close to 100 hours to complete it all. Of course, when it comes to the main thrust of the title, it’s hard to say how long it might take to complete, but most players probably won’t just stick to the story path anyway. After all, simply existing in this world and living the day-to-day life at Hogwarts is one of the big draws of the game, so you might as well take your time.
Hogwarts legacy will finally release next month on February 10 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Additional versions of the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will then launch in April, while Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait until July.
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