During a recent interview with Famitsu, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata answered a few questions about the upcoming RPG and talked a bit about how it won’t entirely be an open-world title.
Famitsu got to play up to chapter 3 of Final Fantasy XV and asked Tabata about how far into the entire game is that.
“I believe it covers about 15% or so. The chapters go from 0 to 15,” answered Tabata.
With all the vast content in mind from just the first three chapters alone, Famitsu asks if it’ll be like that from the start up until the very last chapter.
“The entire game structure for Final Fantasy XV consists of both open-world and linear parts,” said Tabata. “The first half keeps going as an open-world, but the story in the second half’s is led by a linear path. That way, you won’t get bored of an open-world as the rest of the game tightens, so we made it in a way that you’ll also get to advance through it as you have in conventional Final Fantasy games. If you play through the first half and only the main route of the second half, I believe the estimated play-time sits at around 40 to 50 hours.”
Final Fantasy XV releases worldwide on November 29, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.