VGB reports that Jeronimo Barrera, a senior developer at Rockstar, says it takes testers playing 4 hours a day "a good 2 weeks to get through the whole single-player game." That means if they are playing a full week that's about 56 hours total.
it takes the testers to complete only the main story arch around 56 hours to complete it. They're pro's, do it for a living. Secondly, this does not include side missions etc. This game is going to be massive! Exciting stuff!
so this includes the side missions! beside they also check for each part of the city and with different things happened at the same place, so this can take longer time then someone just want to finish the game, so i say for those who want to finish the game so fast the will finish it in 2 days and those who want to enjoy the game and take it slowly probably will take then weeks of hours of playing each day!
this game will cost more hours on psn and x box live
Now that's a game worth my 60 bucks.
Now dont kill me over this people, its just my opinion. Nothing negative against the game. Its just i am one of those guys that doesnt mind a game being 6-12 hours and hates when a game is too long (read: RPGs). I think that the length of both games (Gears of War and Heavenly Sword) are fine and not detrimental. Both good games btw, regardless of what the fanboys say
that i'll be playing till the release of Fallout 3, white knight story and final fantasy 13. reall 56s hours is probably the fastest you can finish it. i maxed out GTA san andreas at 94 hours with everything complete. To think that MS paid so much money for content that gonna hit in the fall and is gonna be even more expensive than your typical download on xbox live... at this point i think that extra content was a waste of money, they should have paid money to have the game as a timed exclusive instead cause it's gonna take a good while before anyone finishes the game let alone pay for more content when other big games are hitting the same time the new content hits.
Servir that honor still goes to Oblivion some people have spent over 140 hours on that game. took me like 80 to 100 hours to finish the main story and all the guilds quest.
can't wait to get my hands on it.
Its probably more like 40 hours because of 5 day work weeks
and while, yes, we do test EVERYTHING in the game, including side-missions, we also have what is called a "complete playthrough." where we basically play through the campaign mode, from beginning to end, and log how long it took us. this generally means ignoring *ALL sidemissions/quests. so while it may take 56 hours to complete the campaign mode in GTAIV, it probably doesn't include the side quests. which could take anywhere from 10-20 extra hours to complete. in either case, GTAIV is such a massive game, i doubt i'll complete the campaign mode, because i get too sidetracked by other things to do. it's what makes GTA games so fun, and it's the element that most copy-cat games can't seem to get their heads around (ie, look at any Activision "open world" game, and there is literally *NOTHING to them but driving around and shooting. no interactivity with the world, little to no side-missions, unless it's lame races, etc. GTA has a plethora of things to do and discover). in either case, GTAIV is going to be one of two games i WILL own by the end of this month: GT5 Prologue is the other.
56 hours to complete yeh but it depends though they were probably playin only 2-3hrs a day and some people might finish it all day u cant really say how much hours ur gonna finish the game its random
you can. these guys are pros, the technical VP of Rockstar says they played it 4 hours a day, for 2 weeks. And that's just the main story arch. It's not as random as you think, its like 48 hours to 100+ hours basically, add on just mucking around time and multiplayer, youve got yourself one hell of a solid game. I haven't played a 20+ game in a while! this will be awesome!
no way they mean the game 100%. If they do then they cheated by using maps for hidden things.
I was at 84hrs at 98% completion for San Andreas without using a map. Now that I have a family this game may as well be 1000 hours long. I cant spend 2-3 hours a day playing, maybe an hour but its pry more like 6 hours a week.
So if I say its going to take me 70 hours to complete thats 12 weeks to completion and thats if I play no other games (MGS4), which I certainly will.
I put about 120 hours in lost oddyesey
I guess I wont, but I will definitely find the time to complete the single player mode quickly so that I can move to the multiplayer.
It may take 56 hours to complete the main missions BUT the main goal of the game will take about 400+ hours. It's called f**king around.
Best post of the week ^
Nah man, im gunna be taking my sweet time with GTA4, i wanna soak in and appreciate every bit of its genious. what about everyone else? PSN: Nexus530 add me!
Yeah me too. I aint gonna be in any rush to complete it, I wanna absorb the whole experience and feel of the game and the get the most out of the explosive action. I'ma take my time on this for sure!
EDIT: @ Gamer Luv if you dont like GTA games then you dont need to be here commenting about GTA 4. You are just one of those guys who keep coming on these GTA 4 posts saying how overrated and over-hyped GTA games are and they are not that good. Well look if you dont like GTA games it's your business, but nodbody is forcing you to buy the game and you certainly dont need to be wasting time posting comments on a game that does not interested you. No one cares if you dont like GTA games, this subject is for people who do like GTA games and are anticipating GTA 4's release. If you dont like it then head to the exit man ----------->
So Sad when people can't communicate like human beings and have to resort to mindless verbal bashing. Try playing nice Official and acting your age. Theres a good lad
hmmmm well its good if it does take that long but untill i play it ill belive it. Also other GTA took a fair while too beat so im pretty positive it will be a long game
56 hours of game play. Thats definatley worth every penny then. GTA4 fans will definately be in for a treat. I play games a few hours a week. So by the time I probaly get a quarter to half way through it the mega hit "MGS4" will be out, so I will bve splitting time between the two. Hopefully the downloaded content will be available a few months later and I can continue to play. I wonder how many hours the DLC will add to the original game. Anyone know?
From what it sounds like probably around 10 hours each minimum(Wikipedia has some of the more detailed info). Its probably best to wait untill more is known about them, the very mention of them causes strife(offensive to many- causes flame).
When are they gonna release the DLC?
probally not until october the earliest
So do they know what's going to be in it? I hope so because if they don't it seems kind of crazy for them to tout that as a major benefit if you have to pay for it and have to wait 5-6 months for the extra content.
Get 100 hours outa this game
360 version it is for sure then.
too bad ps3 owners.
You'll have to have to wait a couple of months for that by that time I'll be playing MGS4 + online too bad for retards like you
I don't know what GTA you have played, but for me that 56 hours is like months... because as soon as I complete a mission I feel the need to just go around the city driving and trying to get a high cop rating. It took me forever to complete GTA3: Vice City, because I was too busy having fun driving all over the place and stealing cars to put in my garage and stuff. It never fails that at least half an hour goes to forming the absolute fool, instead of just doing the missions. So I'm sure it's going to take months for me to finish this game, not to mention online multi-player and I will be playing GT5P and COD4 while trying to find free space for MGS4. So no DLC (down loadable content) needed for me.. I'm going to have my hands full.
I hope you xflops cherish every hour of those 56 hours because that's like the only game you guys will have before fall. Ninja Gaiden 2 is going to be about 10 hours and it doens't cater to everyone who owns a xbox so that game doesn't count. Whereas us PS3 owners will have Gran Turismo Prologue, MGS4, GTA4, Haze etc. All those games have replaybility so PS3 has games and the 360 doesn't!
LMFAO!..yeah..ok..whatever you say you brainless Xzombie,while your waiting for that overpriced(Microsoft duh!)GTA IV DLC content(which I doubt you'll even complete the regular game by itself because your brainless),we PS3 owners will be playing other AAA games on our console like MGS4;)
That means xBot Lemmings will have to use loads of xBox 360's!!!
to complete the game!!! ;-D
(i.e RRoD, DAM!i said it again!) ;-D
better do something because the OP is getting torn apart...I have a PS3, btw, and I am truly amazed that GTA4 actually fit on that DVD9... PS3>360
When story is done its off to FREE ONLINE Multi-Player thats FREE On PS3 did i mention FREE to Shoot nOOb's on PSN? for only price of the game? And when im Bored of GTA like i always get after i beat Main story ill be off to PLay MGS4 and alil MGS4 ONLINE for FREE too, Then when its Fall and i Get "DLC" it will Say "Little Big Planet FREE MAPS" And i Really hope you Inferior RROD2 will even last 56 hours.... And why oh why must u bots say a Game with 2 extra boring payed to have mini games = The Superior Version?? If u playing that Card then the PLAYSTATION 3 is SUPERIOR CONSOLE.
56 hours gameplay would kill atleast 5 X360s since XBUGS dont remain alive after a gameplay of continuos 5 hours Lol only some XBUTTS would ever choose a graphically inferior XBUG version. Others will also choos the GRAPHICALLY SUPERIOR PS3 version PS2 owners would be choosing a PS3 as well as GTA/GT5P and MGS4
56 hours and 75 seconds for 360 owners (episodic content)
PS3 version will have exclusive DLC and we would have TROPHIES for HOME what????????? http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... PS3 version is better in all respects . Not to mention that x360 doesnt remain alive if you play it for a continuous 5 hours
This game is just like Halo; too hyped & overated with subpar graphics. But I'll still buy it just like I bought Halo.
Couldnt agree more. The concept of GTA is good... for around half an hour. For me any way. Not bashin the people who like this sort of game, but its just not my type, never has been, never will.
I disagree. I've never been a huge fan of GTA. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed the past games, but never finished one. But this game sounds so incredible. It's one of my most wanted this year. They have improved just about everything that I thought should have been better in the first ones (3 and up). Halo on the other hand never caught my interest. I've gave it about a 4-5 hour shot before I decided to not waste more time on it.
I agree. I just was never able to get into the games.
It's going to take some people less than 50 hours to complete the game and it's going to take others over 100 hours. It will depend on how you play the game more than any sort of "skill level". Games like GTAIV are great for just goofing around doing whatever.
woops. wrong place.
And people say the 360 cannot have a long game on DVD, doesnt this just prove you all wrong? I like how i have a disagree, tell me why you disagree with the fact people say the Xbox cannot have a game over 15 hours, yet heres one with 56.
mate if this was only on ps3 we will be looking at over 1000 hours
Just keep thinking that. Fact is its one heck of a long game, and its the same on each console. Spending that much dosh on the PS3, is it justified?
Yes, because PS3 has Metal Gear Solid 4, which more than warrants the entry fee.
PS3 isn't that much more expensive than the 360 sure you can get the Arcade for pennies- but with no HDD to store key stuff, it becomes irrelevant- Pro is good, but it's only £100 cheaper than the PS3 which comes with Blu-Ray and stuff as for the DVD thing- well no-one said that disk space relates directly to game longevity but it does limit the devs ability to store things that make the game visually stunning, or technically impressive- you can do extensive compression to get all the GTA4 content onto a DVD disk, but as a result- the game ends up looking average graphically DVD is good enough for now- but it will start to show it's age in a year or so hell we already have games that sretch to 50gb
DVD9 is an inferior medium for games when: 1. Lost Odyssey has Multiple Discs*Which all future RPG's that want to be that long will have to be* 2. MLB2k can't fit everything on the Disc And its only going to get worse as technology and gaming evolves. I'm sure you were one of the people who originally said "DVD is stupid for gaming" and that CD's were enough Back when the PS2 debuted with DVD. Its the year 2008. To think that My multiplatform games for the next 3 years+ have to be made with DVD9 restrictions as well as no HDD(360 core) is depressing to say the least. Literally games in 3 years will have to F I T on 1 single dvd9 or multiple dvds. Everyone pretends they are OK with swapping out discs. I wont be one of those people given the choice. Hell I know I'm not alone here noticing that all multiplat games have almost stopped making forward progress graphically. If you don't believe me look at: Dark Sector Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 Condemned 2 Turok Kane & Lynch Army of Two And compare them to games from 2006. They all look like bland Unreal Engine games with no advanced lighting/textures/sound/models . Arguing over which version of a Game that cant run in HD & looks as if its a PC game with 'medium' textures and overblown BLOOM looks better is going to end one day when others start noticing this trend, and start wondering why things are the way they are. Take a look at MLB08:The Show vs MLB2k and tell me having more space for higher resolution models/textures doesn't count. Bluray isn't a godsend, but games are getting bigger. Its the way technology evolves and will always evolve. Unless we have hit the perfect spot for storage medium, and that perfect spot is DVD9. More space is being demanded, and is needed. Everyone thought that with the floppy disc, then the hard disc, then the CD.
I dont think people are saying that xbox cant fit anymore than 15 hours into a game. That is not it at all. Its already done that with games like mass effect, too human, kotor and the like. What IS of concern to xbox fans is that xbox discs cant hold all the content the way it is to be intended on most games. GTA 4 I dont think is one of them but Im not sure. As far as I know the game will be fine on xbox. HOWEVER, with games like MGS4 and the like (Hideo Kojima says that 50 gigs is not enough space) you bet your ass xbox CANT fit these types of games on their discs. So for now I think xbox will be fine but in the future (very near future) xbox will HAVE to incorporate blu-ray or it will turn out to be another SEGA story and just be a software only based company.
this guy just ripped off the ign 10 page interview VGB don't even write there own stories they suck
that doesn't sound right, i guess 56 hours if you rush it add in the exploration, side missions, pissing around with cheats etc and you will no doubt get well over 100hrs and there's the multi-player either way- GTA4 is only second to Oblivion in terms of value and longevity (and who knows, if the multi-player is addictive enough- it could exceed the MP-less Oblivion)
So 56 hrs to complete the singleplayer, and about 100 hrs to run over every prostitute... twice
i really love the fact that people think the downloads will be a big up i would love to ram em all down ya neck and kick them round ya stupid body I hope rock star leeds comes out with a stories for this game to counter you x box fans then what will you do take in mind that they have not made GTA SA stories R they making a stories for ps3 ? ( Lets hope ) and i dont think there just sitting in there office playing about dont u take note as well maybe they want to try next gen instead of ps2 and psp now its time to try ps3 well who knows i will place a seed in peoples heads hehe back to the subject Gta will take 1000s of hours on x box having to reload there x box and all the red lights crashing it ps3 will run smooth and take everything this game has to offer btw lol you will need ur dlc for Microsoft wasting all your time thats them been sorry to u all. by the time they come also i will be enjoying a game of metal gear exclusive
i blame the devil......microsoft
I think we should be careful not to equate length with quality. I don't think any of us should have cause to complain about getting their monies-worth out of GTAIV even if it only has as much content as San Andreas. I the multiplayer is good I'll probably put in more hours there than I do in most whole games. I don't disagree that it would be cool to see this kind of game made with a 50 gig disc in mind, but I think we'll see what that can be like before too long.
The reason why the game is not as big as it should have been, is because the PS3 version was holding everything back.
This should have been released last October on the 360 and would have but development problems with the PS3, caused a huge delay.
PS3 exclusive titles had no trouble developing for the console. Resistance came out when the PS3 was released and it plays great. So you have all the information necessary to figure out you're wrong. Now if GTA5 was a PS3 exclusive it would also have been finished earlier, except it wouldn't be compressed to fit onto 2002 DVD technology.
I guess we will have to wait and see, considering they are launching the Social Club just in time for this game, and it will track players progress and stats. Only then will we see how long it actually takes someone to complete GTA:IV to 100% completion. But like it said 56 hours to complete singleplayer not reach 100% completion, Remember how long San Andreas was for some and this is going to be a Epic of a game.
crazy 56 hours is longer than most games in this GEN, 56 hours is a long time.
Then you'll get bored and go back to pwning punks in CoD 4.
Yep. I can't play GTA games for longer than that. Don't see the point and i think the majority of people who buy GTA are the same. Thats why i think MS went wrong going for More Content
wow i didnt realise that there were so many people who didnt complete the games. although i never got 100%, i have always completed the main story. so with everything this game has to offer, im wagering at least 80 hours with messing about, infinite with multiplayer
it took me 85 hours to get around 98% on San Andreas. I am sure this one will be about the same, which means I will never finish it :(. I have more responsibilities now.
To be fair the only appeal on GTA games for me, is getting the cheats and blowing everything up, and running from the police. I didn't even do 1 mission on SA
but the storyline to the GTA games are actually quite appealing, dont you think you're missing out? will you do missions in GTA4? i mean Ray Liotta ddid a great job in vice city, and theres loads of stuff that only happen during missions. how did u get to the other islands for instance? you get 4stars or something by skipping islands, so you cant actually appreciate them. i do get what you mean though, i rebought vice city a few weeks ago for £2.99, and ive only done a coupla missions so far, ive spent most of the time farting about.
yeah I play GTA for the single-player. I do random killings and running from the police when friends are around and pass the controller.
GTA stories are great and I love playing them for that reason. Random gameplay comes second for me.