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God of War games have, historically, been tight 10 hour experiences that could be completed in a handful of sittings. But the franchise’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 soft-reboot is not a traditional entry in the franchise – and it’s going to take you a significant number of hours to complete. According to director Cory Barlog, you may be looking at 40 hours plus if you plan to do everything.

“One of the systems designers just did his full playthrough to get 100 per cent,” he told Kinda Funny. “So that's literally doing every single thing in the entire game, and he played 43 hours. 43 hours and he knows what to do!” It’s worth mentioning that there are lots of side-activities to complete throughout the campaign, so you’ll be able to finish the core storyline quicker.

Still, this is shaping up to be the biggest God of War game by quite some margin – even if the team didn’t originally intend it to be. “I think I just deflected for several years and just pretended,” he concluded. “And then we did our first sort of full gameplay test and it took five days, and we were like, ‘Oh, man. Alright, what have we done?’”

[source youtube.com]