The Last of Us PS3 preview reveals campaign length

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We have some important news for those of you looking to pick up The Last of Us, when it releases exclusively on PS3 this Summer. A recent interview with Naughty Dog has stealthily revealed the exact time duration that the single-player campaign will take on an average run through.

This should be very juicy information for those that have played the Uncharted game and were perhaps a little disappointed with the rather short single-player modes. The good news is that The Last of Us is going to feature a campaign that is over 10 hours, with Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer conceding that the game will last between 12-16 hours as a target that the team are aiming for.

The differences will involve whether a player is going straight from mission to mission, or whether a player decides to explore every nook and cranny for extra items to collect, which is what will bump the game up to 16 hours. That is pretty respectable we feel, although some of you may still be disappointed that it isn’t near the 20 hour mark considering all of the hype.

For the casual gamer though, 16 hours or even 12 hours should be plenty. Don’t forget that the game will also have a multiplayer mode on top, a mode that Naughty Dog is yet to reveal. We’re guessing that details on this will arrive in the build-up to and during E3 2013 though, so the game should provide plenty of content to keep everyone happy.

Plus this is Naughty Dog we’re talking about, so we’re in very good hands even if the campaign mode turns out to be a little on the short side. What would be the perfect single-player campaign duration for you? Are you happy with 12-16 hours for the game, or did you expect a little longer?

Also See: The Last of Us patch notes 1.09, or 1.03 for Remastered

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