Grid 2 will be launching in just a month, and it looks like Codemasters has started to give us a little more details about the game. In a recent interview with VG247, senior executive producer Clive Moody stated that the full single-player campaign will last you more than 30 plus hours. The racing veterans stated that they wanted to do away with the six hour campaigns, and wants to give gamers a lot more value with their purchase.
“It’s massive. Playthroughs at the moment – if you want to 100% the whole game – you’re looking at 30-hours plus for the average gamer to get through that experience. That’s doing everything we have to offer, all of the side events, promotional events and challenges as well. It’s a large experience that will keep people busy, and once they’ve blitzed that then online multiplayer is there,” Moody stated. Senior games designer Ross Gowing added, “We’ve noticed a trend in recent years with some of the supposedly ‘big’ games that were actually six hours long, and we didn’t feel that was sufficient value for money for our fans at all. We wanted to make sure there was so much more for them to do.”
Gowing and Moody have valid points, a lot of games this generation are a lot shorter in length, and that’s where the pressure of adding multiplayer comes in. Developers have to find the sweet spot with a game’s length, so they don’t have to add in multiplayer in games that shouldn’t.