Today, MachineGames Creative Director Jens Matthies participated in a very informative Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session regarding the upcoming shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. Expect to spend around 20 hours to complete the campaign and much more if you’re trying to collect everything.[youtube http://youtu.be/aVem8pTJOSI]
“If you collect everything and explore everywhere I think a single play through could end up close to 20 hours. But there’s also lots of incentive to make a second play through, especially to explore the alternate time line.”
The alternate timeline refers to a specific moment in the game where the player must choose one of two completely different paths. The game’s “vibe” will change depending on your selection. Matthies further explained this during the AMA:
“Most notably is that the player makes a choice early on the outcome of which opens up an alternate time line which changes the vibe of the story. It’s recommended to do a second play through and see what would have happened if you chose differently.”
To put this amount of content in perspective, it’s worth noting that the Xbox 360 version of the game will ship with four discs and the next-gen versions of the game will require rather hefty installs; 47GB on Xbox One and PS4, to be precise. Now that’s a serious amount on content! The team was looking for every opportunity to “bloat” the game.
“Yes, whenever we can bloat we will bloat! 🙂 There’s an obscene amount of content in the game, and all that good stuff eats storage.”
MachineGames also promises that Wolfenstein: The New Order will run in stunning 1080p at 60fps on both Xbox One and PS4. That’s right, folks. It’s absolutely possible for a next-gen game to run in native 1080p on the Xbox One. This is incredibly welcomed news considering the fact that many recent releases have shipped with lower resolutions on Microsoft’s latest console.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled to release on May 20th for Xbox One, PS4, Xbow 360, PS3, and PC.
It’s always nice knowing you’re going to get your money’s worth, especially when it comes to first-person shooters. It sounds like Bethesda and MachineGames are going to deliver a title with some serious bang for your buck.
Does the confirmation of lengthy campaign change your opinion on a purchase?
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