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Final Fantasy XV beaten in just 10 hours

Final Fantasy 15's story is supposed to take up to 50 hours to beat, but these skilled gamers beat it in just 10-15 hours

By Derek Strickland on Nov 29, 2016 01:35 pm CST - 1 min, 52 secs reading time

Although Final Fantasy 15 literally just released across the globe, a skilled Japanese gamer has already beaten the main campaign. How long did it take? Just 10 hours.


The Japanese gamer uploaded his proof to 2ch, a popular Japanese message board. By skipping all the cutscenes and rushing through the main story, the player beat the game in approximately 10 hours and 36 minutes. When you beat Final Fantasy 15's main campaign, the game issues you a specific certificate with a time-stamp, but there's a possibility the image was doctored.

For comparison's sake, Final Fantasy 15's game director Hajime Tabata says that the game's main story should last 40 to 50 hours of gameplay including cutscenes.


In fact, Tabata mentioned the game could take up to 200 hours to completely beat.

"In terms of clearing the main story, we're anticipating about 40 to 50 hours of gameplay, so there will be that at the very least. But there are a lot of side quests and extra stuff. With that alone, we're looking at about 100 hours of gameplay.

"So if you count all of that, we're looking at about 200 hours total if you clear everything.

"Fans have been waiting for quite a while, so we want to make sure there is a lot to enjoy when it's out," Tabata said during an E3 2016 showcase.

But this isn't the only speed run we've seen: Twitter user @AgohigeSinzi beat the game in just 15 hours.

Another Japanese Twitter user with the handle @96nKsk says he beat the game in 13 hours 57 minutes without skipping any cutscenes.

This is pretty crazy considering how massive the in-game world is, but also bear in mind that these gamers spent a consecutive amount of time with Final Fantasy XV, and played it through a continuous marathon session. Still, though, it's quite an impressive feat and I'm curious to see if anyone can beat these records in the future.

Final Fantasy XV is out now on PlayStation 4 (with a PS4 Pro patch) and Xbox One. I just got my hands-on a copy of the game, so keep a look out for some impressions as well as our official review in the future!

Derek Strickland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Derek Strickland

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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