The vice-president of Rockstar Games has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V will last players around 100 hours.
Dan Houser made the comments during a chinwag with The Guardian, where he was quizzed as to whether the franchise could be transformed into a feature film.
In response, Houser questioned if condensing a game like GTA V would be possible, since it offers “a big open-world experience that’s 100 hours long.”
"There’s still plenty of kudos in doing a film, but you shouldn’t ever do anything in your life for kudos," he said. "It’s much easier to imagine GTA as a TV series, as the form is closer, but I still think we’d be losing too much to ever actually do it.
"We’ve got this big open-world experience that’s 100 hours long, and that gives players control over what they do, what they see, and how they see it. A world where you can do everything from rob a bank to take a yoga lesson to watch TV, all in your own time. How do you condense that into a two-hour or 12-hour experience where you take away the main things: player agency and freedom?"
GTA V is believed to be one of the most expensive video games ever made, boasting an estimated budget of £170 million.
The game is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17. GTA V possesses the largest game world ever conceived in a Rockstar title to date, and introduces three playable characters into the mix — Franklin, Michael and Trevor.
In addition, it also includes a full-fledged multiplayer companion known as Grand Theft Auto Online. The service will launch worldwide in early October.
Stay tuned for our full review here at PSU.com in the next couple of weeks.
Written by – Mike Harradence