It’s been revealed today through its official Twitter account that Techland’s upcoming open-world zombie role-playing game Dying Light 2 would take up to “500 hours” to complete. This is an amount of time that’s nearly comparable to walking from Warsaw to Madrid.
After an expectedly alarmed response from gamers who don’t have 500 spare hours to spend on one game, the developer took to Twitter once again to clarify the 500-hour claim.
UPDATE: 500 hours is related to maxing out the game – finishing all the quests, endings, and exploring every part of the world, but a regular player should finish the story + side quests and do quite a lot of exploring in less than 100 hours, so don't worry! ? https://t.co/4R641zkLpg
It turns out that the original claim of a 500-hour completion time relates to checking absolutely everything the game’s open-world has to offer off of the list, while “regular players” should be able to finish the story, side quests, and “do quite a lot of exploring” in less than 100 hours.