How long is GTA V?

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That wasn't really a question.

In just a week, quite possibly the most anticipated game this generation is hitting retail; Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. It’s a game that most of you will be happy to spend a lot of money on – and something that you know you’ll be getting your money’s worth from. but just how long can you expect to play GTA V?

According to Rockstar’s Dan Houser, your money will be well spent, as GTA V is "a big open-world experience that’s 100 hours long".

Speaking to The Guardian about the possibility of GTA being adapted to film, Houser said that GTA wouldn’t work as a film

"There’s still plenty of kudos in doing a film, but you shouldn’t ever do anything in your life for kudos," said Houser. "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?"

I doubt that 100 hour experience will be for the single player alone, and probably includes some of the time you’ll spend in Grand Theft Auto Online – but it’s still a lot of bang for your buck.

Read the full, pretty expansive interview here.

Last Updated: September 10, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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