In an interview with VentureBeat, Machine Games’ Executive Producer Jerk Gustafsson revealed that the upcoming co-op adventure Wolfenstein: Youngblood will offer around 25-30 hours of content, despite being a budget-priced title that costs around half the price of predecessor Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Talk about value for money.
Gustafsson says: “It’s a bit weird, because this is our biggest game yet. But it’s a pretty short production time. The story is lighter in content as well as tone. But the level progression and the non-linear narrative gives us the ability to add a lot of activities and a lot of missions to do, so the total game time is actually longer than our previous titles.”
On average, both The New Order and The New Colossus take around 15 hours to complete if you tackle the side content (according to How Long To Beat) so Youngblood is offering twice the amount of content for half the price. As for the budget price point, an interview with VG247 reveals that the pricing came about from the reduced development time, as Youngblood was created “using the technology from New Colossus”.
Creating Youngblood only took Machine Games 18 months, which is staggering considering the amount of overall content and the introduction of co-op elements. We’ll have to wait until July 29th to see how the full package comes together on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.