In the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of content released on Final Fantasy XVI, as many were invited to experience and play a small portion of the game. The newest issue of Famitsu has an interview with Final Fantasy XVI’s Hiroshi Takai (Director) and Naoki Yoshida (Producer), which has been translated by Aitai Kimochi — or Audrey as she’s known on Twitter and Twitch.
In the interview, Takai confirmed that Final Fantasy XVI will take about 35 hours to clear and if you include side content, it could take upwards to 70 hours. Yoshida did say he originally was aiming for 20 hours, “but more and more just got packed in.”
Yoshida also clarified that the 11-hour estimate for the cutscenes in Final Fantasy XVI does not include scenes that occur during battle events and side quests.
The final tidbit of interesting information from the interview is that the New Game+ mode will be much more difficult and it’ll be called the “Final Fantasy Mode.” A leaderboard is also going to be implemented for competitive gamers to enjoy. Final Fantasy XVI is heading to PlayStation 5 on June 22.
You can check out the translation from Audrey below.