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Star Wars Outlaws Creative Director Reveals Length Of The Game

Julian Gerighty explains how long you'll be playing as Kay Vess in Star Wars Outlaws later this year.


During Ubisoft Forward, players got their best look yet at Star Wars Outlaws, the new open-world game that reminds us of an Uncharted title. The leading character, Kay Vess, can do a lot in the game including combat, stealth, and pilot flying vehicles. Now, Star Wars Outlaws creative director Julian Gerighty is letting gamers know how long they'll be able to guide Kay's adventure.

"Very, very early on, we decided this is going to be a 25, 30 hours golden path adventure," Gerighty told Video Game Chronicle. "50 hours, 60 hours for completionists, and that is, for a guy with a family and a job, it's still a fair amount of time... That allows us to really focus on the detail, it allows us to focus, maybe with a smaller team, on executing something that is manageable."

While Gerighty stressed that the initial vision for the game is largely intact in the finished title, the team had to abandon playable scenes that called for Kay to swim.

"We wanted swimming, like the first few iterations of the pitch that we did, we'd have loved to have had swimming," explained Gerighty. "It's not possible, animation said, it's not possible in terms of the scope. So, OK, we can live without that, we'll do without it, there's plenty of other things that we can explore."

Star Wars Outlaws will be released on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC on August 30.

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