Rise of the Tomb Raider
"Rise of the Tomb Raider" is a timed exclusive on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. http://www.tombraider.com/

The developer of “Rise of the Tomb Raider” recently revealed a few details about how big the game really is. The main storyline accounts for an impressive number of hours, but the time it takes to fully complete the game is even bigger.

Crystal Dynamics’ lead designer Mike Brinker recently revealed that it would take players 15-20 hours to complete the main storyline of “Rise of the Tomb Raider.” To go through everything in the game, including completing all sidequests and collecting every item, players can go for a total of 30 to 40 hours in the game. However, the total number of hours is not a hard figure, as Brinker added in an interview with PixelVulture, that the number of hours of gameplay can depend on how players want to play through it.

"Running through the game will take you around 15 to 20 hours so expect double the play time collecting everything and exploring every secret tomb," said Brinker.

He then compared how much the next title compares to the previous “Tomb Raider” reboot released back in 2013. The estimated time to finish the storyline of “Tomb Raider” is about 12-15 hours. Story-wise, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” is 25 percent bigger than its prequel.

Brinker also brought up another point of difference between the two games by comparing the explorable areas called hub spaces. Apparently, the hub space of “Rise of the Tomb Raider” is three times the size of its prequel. This means that players will be given a bigger space to walk around in. The massive hub space is allotted for challenge tombs, crypts, caves and side missions for the Remnant people and tomb guardians.

“Rise of the Tomb Raider” launches on Nov. 10 in North America and Nov. 13 in Europe for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It will hit other consoles sometime next year. Meanwhile, Steam has launched a sale on the “Tomb Raider” franchise with discounts up to 80% off. These discounts can be accessed via the official Steam page.

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