- Was originally intended to be around 24 hours in length but things kept being expanded upon
- 11 hours of cutscenes total, doesn't include battle transition scenes and such
- 70-80 hours with sidequests, monster hunts, exploration
- There is also a NG+ Hard mode called "Final Fantasy Mode" included they had previously said is harder than Dante Must Die difficulty in Devil May Cry
- Online leaderboards after beating the game (some parts of the game are counted as stages like DMC games)
Square Enix’s upcoming role-playing game, Final Fantasy XVI, is set to take players on a lengthy journey. According to a Famitsu interview with director Hiroshi Takai and producer Naoki Yoshida, the game will take around 70 to 80 hours to earn 100% completion.
While the base game can be completed in around 35 hours, players looking to experience everything Final Fantasy XVI has to offer will be kept busy with side quests, monster hunts, and the newly-added New Game Plus mode. Yoshida wanted to ensure that even busy players could reach the end of the game in a reasonable amount of time, stating that he originally aimed for a 20-hour completion time but more and more was added to the game as development progressed.
Takai revealed that the game will also feature a leaderboard that will allow players to compete with others from around the world, providing endless gameplay. With a meaty 11 hours of cutscenes, Final Fantasy XVI promises to offer a story-driven experience that takes players on a roller coaster ride through the life of protagonist Clive. The game will be packed with battles and side quests, with Takai assuring players that there will be no shortage of things to do.
For those looking to truly master the game, Final Fantasy XVI’s New Game Plus mode will allow players to carry over their stats, offering even more gameplay hours. With all this content on offer, players can expect to spend a substantial amount of time in the world of Final Fantasy XVI.
Final Fantasy XVI is set to launch on June 22, 2023, exclusively for the PlayStation 5.