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Final Fantasy 16: How Long Does It Take To Beat Everything?

"Final Fantasy 16" promises to be an absolutely massive JRPG, just like every title in the series before it. Players are already waiting with bated breath to dive into the realm of Ivalice and learn about the Dominants and their mysterious Eikons, but one of the great things about the "Final Fantasy" franchise is that players can generally expect to have dozens of hours of extra content outside of the campaign's primary story. These aren't tedious fetch quests or collectible-gathering missions either. Square Enix has built a reputation for filling its titles with fully developed side-quests that are brimming with interesting locations, compelling NPCs, and awe-inspiring monsters that all build upon the lore and actually enhance the game — giving the player more reasons to explore the world.

While it has already been confirmed that "Final Fantasy 16" will not be an open-world game, it appears that there will still be plenty for players to do outside the main story. The Japanese video game website Famitsu (translation via @aitaikimochi on Twitter) recently spoke with Square Enix director Hiroshi Takai and producer Naoki Yoshida to discuss with them how long it would take the average player to beat the game, and how long it would take to clear everything. During the interview, Takai claimed that the main game would take approximately 35 hours to finish, but that getting through all the content available would take at least twice as long.

Final Fantasy will have 70-80 hours of content

As with all "FF" titles, "Final Fantasy 16" will deliver bang for buck. "It'll take about 35 hours for you to understand the meat of the story and complete the game," Takai claimed. "Now, if you want to master and level up all abilities, gather all accessories, do all the side quests, and fight all the monster hunts, you're probably looking at about 70-80 hours of gameplay."

That means "16" has a longer campaign when compared to HowLongToBeat's reported average for "Final Fantasy 15," (28.5 hours), but with a marginally shorter play time for completionists, (98 hours.) It doesn't end there though. Takai also stated that the game would have "an insanely difficult New Game+ mode that allows you to carry over all your stats called the 'Final Fantasy Mode'," and that there would be a new leaderboard mechanic for attack-score, which would allow players to compete with each other, extending some gamers' play times even further.

None of that is even taking into account any future DLC that Square Enix might put out. All in all, though, it seems like players will have more than enough to keep them occupied for a long while when "Final Fantasy 16" releases on June 22.