Get Ready to Sink At Least 30 Hours to Complete Elden Ring’s Campaign

Get Ready to Sink At Least 30 Hours to Complete Elden Ring’s Campaign

Last weekend, the Taipei Game Show concluded, and Elden Ring made a grand finale from the digital conference. The latest creation from FromSoftware has won the most anticipated game of the year from The Game Awards two years in a row and is one of the most eagerly awaited games of 2022. As we get closer to the game’s final release, we have been getting a steady trickle of content, giving us a better understanding of the game. 

Yasuhiro Kitao, a Producer, spoke up about the game for over 40 minutes, mentioning not only the fact that Elden Ring has gone gold but also that it would take about 30 hours to complete just the primary campaign. We even got five minutes of brand-new Elden Ring gameplay! 

This will differ significantly by player. But in terms of the targets set during development, the idea is that the main route should be able to be completed within around 30 hours. The game as a whole is quite massive and contains many dozens more hours’ worth of gameplay, but if we are talking about the main route only, it shouldn’t take much longer than that. 

Yasuhiro Kitao
New Elden Ring Footage from Taipei Game Show (Compilation)
New Elden Ring Footage from Taipei Game Show (Compilation)

Dark Souls veterans will tell you with some certainty to take that 30-hour mark with a heavy grain of salt. FromSoftware games are well-known for their difficulty, which means those 30 hours could well be extended due to repeated deaths. 

But this may not be the case; Kitao went on to say Elden Ring will not be like Dark Souls when it comes to difficulty, and players who keep away from FromSoftware games due to the difficulty stories should not be afraid. 

Get Ready to Sink At Least 30 Hours to Complete Elden Ring’s Campaign
Elden Ring | Source: PlayStation

This is the perfect title for those who have been interested in our games in the past but who have been put off by concerns about the games being too difficult. 

Yasuhiro Kitao

The 30-hour limit does not account for the various side quests present in Elden Ring. Kitao also mentioned that nobody would be able to experience everything the game has to offer in just a single playthrough due to the branching ending. A New Game Plus will let players replay the game with all the upgrades and gear from the endgame of the previous save, allowing you to go after a different ending. 

About Elden Ring

Elden Ring is the next major title to be released by FromSoftware, the developers of Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne and the Dark Souls franchise. Elden Ring is set to release on the February 25th, 2022.

The game is set in a world known as The Lands Between. Players will take control of a Tarnished to explore these lands and uncover the secrets it holds. The game is an open-world style title with emphasis on combat and traversal. There is also a multiplayer component, along players to summon others for co-operative play, or to be invaded for PvP encounters.