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'Avengers' game may be around 30 hours long at launch

What you need to know

  • Marvel's Avengers is an upcoming action game from Square Enix.
  • It's supposed to launch in May 2020.
  • At launch, the game may be around 30 hours long.
  • You can preorder Marvel's Avengers for $50 through Amazon (opens in new tab).

Marvel's Avengers is an upcoming action game from Square Enix, but the reveal didn't go as smoothly as the company anticipated. When the title was announced a few months ago, people criticized it for the "distorted" character faces and linearity of the missions. Instead of a sprawling adventure, the game came across as a brawler.

Recently, Comic Book got the chance to speak with Crystal Dynamics Senior Brand Director Rich Briggs. While the team is still working on tweaking the way characters look, we learned something new about the game. It seems like the title's length will be comparable to past Crystal Dynamics games like Tomb Raider.

Briggs said the following when asked about the length. The post-launch content will hopefully make the experience longer while providing new, meaningful stories.

I think it'll depend on exactly how deep you want to go into it. So if you think about previous... games, you know that if you want to be playing your way through the core story, it's going to be in that area, 10 to 12 hours. But if you want to see everything there is, and do all the side missions and everything else, you're generally looking at 30 plus hours in the Tomb Raider games. So we're not putting exact numbers on it just yet, but you can expect something comparable to what we've done in the past with that regard. And then, of course, you have the extended narrative and the extended game plan, more heroes post-launch.

Are you content with the length of the game? Did you hope it would be longer? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

7 Comments
  • I think you mean "at launch" in the title instead of "as launch". Good article though.
  • Sorry, I just realized. I guess I should wear my reading glasses every time I'm on my computer!
  • That's fine. Spider-Man was about the same and every single minute of it was absolute blast to play. Quietly confident the story here will be fun.
  • I'm surprised at how many people will pre-order a game of which they really know not much about except for a couple videos. We shall call this "the Anthem effect".
  • I have never pre-ordered a game and never will. Maybe it's because I'm not much of a gambler, plus I think it just contributes to games being released unfinished.
  • There's only three developers I will preorder from, Remedy, CD Projekt Red and FromSoftware.
  • Two-thirds of the potential play time being side missions does seem right. While I did complete every side mission in Spider-man to boost my stats, a longer main story would be appreciated. I'm used to Square Enix's 30+ hour stories. 15-20 hours would be great for this game.