Japanese outlet Famitsu recently talked with Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida, Director Hiroshi Takai, and Combat Director Ryota Suzuki about how long it would take to beat the length of the game and the content included. The main story will take roughly 35 hours to complete. The overall total will be about double that amount when all side content is included. The main Final Fantasy XVI story will include 11 hours of cutscenes. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Director Takai declared in the interview that completing the main story of Final Fantasy XVI will take players around 35 hours to beat. Meanwhile, Yoshida added that finishing it with a hundred percent completion and seeing all cutscenes might take between 70 to 80 hours. While the length of the main story was initially expected to last around 20 hours, this number increased during development.
With the inclusion of side content, the average length it might take a player to complete Final Fantasy XVI eventually grew longer. The developers also said that FFXVI will include 11 hours of cutscenes. That number doesn’t include custscenes included in side quests and other events unrelated to the main story, so the total number of custcene time will be higher than that.
In addition, Yoshida talked about the strict schedule the development team has been working under, saying that the team has been “working to death” in order to get the game finished by Summer 2023.
Final Fantasy XVI will launch for the PS5 on June 22, 2023. After a six-month exclusivity period, the game might appear on PC.