Blows out to 120 hours if you steer your ship the way I do.
By Alice Lynton on October 19, 2013 at 11:26 am
Ubisoft Montreal is pretty sure it’s going to deliver bang for your buck with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Speaking to OPM, lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant said it will take “20 hours to finish the main story, 50 or 60 hours open world stuff”.
“I wouldn’t be able to give you any numbers, but what I can tell you is we have three big cities, compared to the other games, there’s three huge cities and then fifteen unique locations – like continents – throughout the world, and then lots of [islands where] you can find buildings, stuff like that. The size of the map is like fifteen, twenty minutes, if you were just to sail without stopping, so that’s huge,” he added.
“We really tried to increase the feeling of adventure. At the same time it has to be easy to use so we added a number of teleports, in fact every [objective] you do becomes a teleport. So as you soon as you win somewhere, you can send people there.”