"We're definitely looking at more than 12 hours; maybe 12 to 16 right now is what we're looking at," Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer said. "It really depends on how you play. You can play a little bit slower if you try to approach situations stealthy. If you really wanna explore the environment and scavenge, that's going to add more time, too."
Meyer also answered a question about downloadable content for The Last of Us. He revealed that Naughty Dog is developing only multiplayer-focused expansions, not any single-player add-ons. This is not much of a departure from the developer's recent behavior, as no entries in the Uncharted series included any story-based expansions.
The Last of Us was previously scheduled to arrive May 7, but last month was delayed five weeks to a June 14 launch exclusively for PlayStation 3. Naughty Dog explained at the time that due to the "massive" nature of the game's story, the extra development time was needed to "ensure every detail" was up to the developer's standards.
A demo for The Last of Us is in the works, with owners of God of War: Ascension receiving first access.
For more on The Last of Us, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.