If a game's worth is measured by how long it takes to finish, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already one step ahead of the competition. According to the lastest issue of PC Gamer, Eidos Montreal's upcoming stealth shooter should take roughly 25 hours to complete from beginning to end.
Producer David Anfossi explained that during the testing team's six-day week, they've played "six hours every day, [and] most of them don't complete the game." Anfossi was also eager to mention the range of strategies players can employ in Human Revolution.
"The ones that are more casual gamers, who are used to more 'corridor, cut-scene, corridor, cut-scene' type of gameplay - they play it that way for a while. Then suddenly, there's this new world that opens to them, and they start getting a bit more creative."
Still nothing solid in terms of a release date, and the game was recently delayed until at least April.
Update: Eidos caught wind of ths 25-hour claim, and game completionists may be pleased to know the estimate is merely a modest assessment. The studio replied via Twitter:
DX:HR is 25 hours long? Maybe, but if you like to do everything, 25 hours isn't even close.