In a recent interview with Game Informer, co-directors Leonard Boyarsky and Tim Cain have shared some information about how long The Outer Worlds will be.
According to the pair, it’s wrong to expect the game to be a brand new Fallout title as for the size. Instead, it’ll be more like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2.
The game will require 15 to 50 hours to be completed, based on the intel shared by the co-directors, and perhaps will be “maybe a little bit smaller” than Kotor 2.
“People think it’s more of an open-sandbox of a game, like ‘oh, they’re gonna be able to go anywhere on any of the planets’… no…” said Cain.
“People are speculating, like, hundreds of hours of gameplay… and no.”
This was a very specific design choice, because the development team wanted to invest on a replayability component.
“We’ve decided to put our effort into the reactivity and replayability—because of our size and budget, those necessitate a smaller, more tightly-controlled game than a giant sandbox open world where you can run everywhere.”
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