Game director of Hogwarts Legacy spoke about the length of the game
The director of Hogwarts Legacy talked about how long it would take to complete the game. Like many other open-world games, Hogwarts Legacy will feature many different areas to explore and side quests. And while the game has a main story path for players to follow, the vastness of the game means that the time it takes to get to the credits will be different for almost every player.
In an interview at a recent Hogwarts Legacy preview event, Avalanche Software director Alan Tew tried to give a better idea of the game’s length. Obviously, Tew doesn’t yet know how the general audience might play the game, but from his own experience during playtests, Tew said that those who want to see everything that Hogwarts Legacy has to offer should set aside a lot of time in their schedule.
We have found that the length of the game varies greatly depending on the player and, as you said, how passionate they are about the game or doing the side quests. I can describe it through my own lens. I am a person, you understand, who has gone through many playthroughs of the game, and you understand what I can know about the game, given my position. I recently completed the game in 100%, and even with all my knowledge and information, it was 80+ hours to complete all the content. I feel like there’s a lot to enjoy in the game and I really want people to get that experience.
Considering that it took about 80 hours for a person who is well acquainted with the game to complete Hogwarts Legacy, it is quite logical that it can take about 100 hours for ordinary players to complete everything about everything. When it comes to the main walkthrough of the game, it’s hard to say how long it might take, but most players likely won’t stick to just the story path. After all, just being in this world and everyday life at Hogwarts is one of the highlights of the game, so you can take your time.
Hogwarts Legacy releases February 10 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Additional versions of the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be released in April, while Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait until July.