Ahead of the game’s release last Friday, online conversation about PlayStation’s latest title “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” focused not only on the strong reviews but also on the game’s runtime.
The average time to complete the game’s main story across multiple players takes around 20 hours. Some went a little shorter while most went longer, and those aiming for 100% completion added more hours on top of that.
This is on par with the original 2018 game’s release on PS4, and in line with many major single-player titles. That said, 2023 has been an unusual year with runtime additions for several major titles, from “Zelda” sequels to “Baldur’s Gate III” and “Starfield.”
Thus, a debate has arisen regarding the value of the game. talking to BBCInsomniac Games director Brian Intihar acknowledged the cost to people associated with gaming, and says they focused on making a game that players would feel was worth the price, rather than adding things that were unnecessary. Instead of bouncing off the form:
“For us, it really depends on the experience we want to provide along with the quality we want to achieve. Obviously, there’s a certain level of, ‘Hey, someone would spend this much money on a game,’ so we want to give them the experience that’s worth it. Our job is to make sure that you feel that no matter how long it takes, it’s worth that money, it’s worth that investment.
Despite some complaints, this is not expected to affect the sequel’s sales – nor its reviews, which are scoring higher than its predecessor. The 2018 game became PlayStation’s best-selling exclusive game in history, and the much shorter “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” was still a big seller for the company.
PlayStation has not yet revealed any sales figures for the new game.