Final Fantasy 16’s story takes 35 hours to complete
Final Fantasy 16 developers revealed that it will take players around 35 hours to get through the game’s story and 70-80 hours to do everything the title has to offer.
In an interview with Famitsu (translated by Twitter user aitaikimochi), director Hiroshi Takai and producer Naoki Yoshida said that they considered the gameplay time for Final Fantasy 16’s story mode to take into account that players have busy lives outside of video games, so the title was crafted in a way that would allow players to only do the bare minimum if they were too busy to do any side quests. The team initially targeted 20 hours, but the additional content they put in brought the story time up to 35 hours.
Yoshida said, “When I started developing the game, I had an idea that gamers these days are really busy with other things, so I wanted them to be able to target at least completing the story. I thought making the game something you could complete in about 20 hours would make sense, but it was done.” Adding more and more since then.”
Director Takai said that the playtime for the side content is between 70 and 80 hours, players will need to complete side quests, increase abilities, obtain all accessories, and complete each monster hunt.
In addition to the story and side missions, there will also be a New Game+ mode dubbed Final Fantasy Mode, which will allow players to transfer stats from the previous game file to the new one. The difficulty level in Final Fantasy Mode seems to be equivalent to Proud Mode in Kingdom Hearts, which means you’ll take longer to beat everything.
Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22nd exclusively for PS5.