Elden Ring targets 30-hour main route completion as game goes gold and is called GOAT in hands-on closed network test
Elden Ring is scheduled for release on February 25, and fortunately for gamers eagerly awaiting the adventure RPG it seems that there will be no further delays. The title was originally scheduled for a January 21 release but had to be put back as developers wanted to work more in depth with the “strategic freedom of the game”. A member of FromSoftware’s development team, Yasuhiro Kitao, explained in a video (via Gematsu) that not only had Elden Ring gone gold but was also on track to hit the February 25 release date.
In addition to those details, Kitao also talked a little about what gamers can expect to get out of Elden Ring, and that appears to be at least 30 hours of gameplay. This estimate is based on a regular player just taking the main route to completion and not getting involved with side quests and other distractions. Excitingly for future owners of Elden Ring, Kitao also added that “The game as a whole is quite massive and contains many dozens more hours’ worth of gameplay”.
Unsurprisingly, there are high expectations for Elden Ring, and it has already been called the “GOAT” by GameInformer’s Daniel Tack during a very extensive hands-on impression video for the closed network test. The video lasts for 3.5 hours, although Tack has actually played Elden Ring during a 10-hour session. Lots of information given during the video has been conveniently compiled by Reddit user u/satvarsh, which contains spoilers – so best avoided for those who want to remain blind about the upcoming title from Demon's Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.