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Watch Dogs will take the average player around 35-40 hours to complete, creative director Jonathan Morin has claimed, with those looking to finish everything expected to take closer to 100 hours.

"I would say the average player which does free roam a bit tend to reach the end within 35-40h," Morin told a fan on Twitter. "But doing everything is close 100h."

What you'll spend those extra 60 hours doing though isn't yet clear, although part of it, Morin hopes, will be spent entering other players' worlds online.

"Try it first," Morin told a fan sceptical about the game's online functionality. "It balances itself in frequency based on your interaction with the feature."

Watch Dogs' multiplayer allows players to enter other peoples' cities to hack information while trying to avoid being discovered.

The game launches on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 27 with a Wii U version to follow later in the year.

Source: @Design_Cave

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chrishatton@ Butthurt

Skyrim had 100's of people working for years to build that game. smaller developers and indies cant really get close to that level unfortunately.
Posted 19:48 on 17 March 2014
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chrishatton@ watur123

If i get a game and its two hours long and i have actually paid more than £4 or £5 for it then i want my money back. The argument that its okay if its really short is only applicable if you are loaded, otherwise you just feel ripped off. for me anyway.
Posted 19:45 on 17 March 2014
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watur123@ Butthurt

If I get a game and it's just 2 hours long, I'm OK as long as it's the best 2 hours of my life. MGR: Revengence is probably the best example.
Posted 16:31 on 17 March 2014
Manguy17's Avatar


Cool, about an hour per £ if not more. Just gotta hope that it's actually any fun for much of that time.
Posted 16:21 on 17 March 2014
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VG_Dave@ Butthurt

You're going to love Ground Zeroes.
Posted 15:37 on 17 March 2014

Neon-Soldier32@ Butthurt

Skyrim is the exception and very much not the rule and some would argue that Skyrim was very cut and paste with little variation. A valid argument and one that does ring true after many hours.

Whilst longer games would be nice there is also a trade off with quality. Would you like a nice, compact 12 hours, or a long, sprawling story, which is repetitive and relatively boring?

If you're looking for the latter than there are plenty of MMOs out there for you to play, or even something like Diablo. Furthermore, 40 IS a long time for a game. It is. You look at your generic FPS: 6 hours. Action / Adventure game? 12 hours. RPG 30 hours. These are the norms and when the developer promises 40 hours, in actuality, it's going to be less. Probably 25 hours.

£40 can seem like a lot of money for 10 hours' worth of game, but what's worse is paying £40 to be bored for 100 hours.
Posted 14:53 on 17 March 2014
Butthurt's Avatar


I don't understand why some people think that 40 hours is acceptable play time for a game?

Skyrim's play time should be a mark every developer should aim for...
Posted 14:48 on 17 March 2014

Game Stats

Release Date: 21/11/2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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