Players hoping for a long and fulfilling adventure in Final Fantasy 16 will likely not be disappointed. In fact, Final Fantasy 16 has one of the longer runtimes in the franchise’s history.

Fortunately, whether you’re a main story enthusiast or a side content completionist, we’ve got the exact amount of hours you can expect to spend in the world of Valisthea.

How Long to Beat FF16

It will take the majority of players between 35 and 40 hours to beat Final Fantasy 16’s main storyline and see the end credits.

For those looking to participate in every side quest and explore the open environments in great detail, you’re looking at a runtime of 70 hours.

This is according to FF16’s Director, Hiroshi Takai, in an interview with Everyeye. In that article, Takai states, “If you focus solely on the story, you could complete the game in around 35-40 hours.”

The runtime has also been further corroborated by the Japanese magazine Famitsu. In its review of the game, it stated that it took the reviewers between 30 to 40 hours for the main story and 70 hours for completionists.

Clive in a grassy open plain with a city in the distance in FF16

Of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that Final Fantasy 16 will launch with a New Game+ mode. This will add even more replayability and hours for those looking to get the most out of FF16.

Is FF16 Longer Than FF15?

Yes, FF16 is significantly longer than FF15. According to the aggregate site, How Long to Beat, it takes players 28 hours to complete Final Fantasy 15’s main story and 53 to beat its story and side content.

This is around 7 hours less than Final Fantasy 16’s main story and 17 hours less than its main story and side content.

However, it’s worth taking into consideration that FF15’s story was fleshed out in its DLC, which add substantially to its runtime.

Square Enix currently have no plans for FF16 DLC according to Hiroshi Takai via an interview with Game Informer.

Clive exploring a city in FF16
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