FromSoftware has revealed the minimum number of hours to finish the main storyline of Elden Ring: here is the longevity, or duration if you prefer, of the souls-like.
How long does Elden Ring last? FromSoftware answered this question during the Taipei Game Show 2022. A team member revealed that, according to estimates, the number of hours it takes to finish the main storyline alone is about 30 . The duration obviously increases if you decide to explore the secondary areas.
Specifically, to speak is the producer Yasuhiro Kitao . During an interview, Kitao explained that the 30 hours of gameplay required to finish the Elden Ring storyline will become much more if you also explore the secondary areas and the open world. Furthermore, it confirms that being a difficult game, the actual number of hours will increase as it will happen to get stuck in front of certain bosses for some time. Kitao says it will easily take “several dozen hours” longer to see the finale.
Players who have tried the Elden Ring Network Test can confirm that reaching the mandatory plot part takes a few minutes once you reach the open world, but it takes hours and hours to explore the entire region in the beta. The souls-like push players to search every nook and cranny for secrets and useful items, so we are sure that most fans will see the credits with more than 30 hours.
Kitao also confirmed that lovers of the “lore” typical of FromSoftware games will have a lot to discover within Elden Ring, as there are many more items in this new adventure than in the Dark Souls series.