We all know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a truly massive RPG, with its touted 200+ hours worth of content awaiting us next month. The question is, does this game’s immense scale mean anything if one simply tries to run through the game as quickly as possible, ignoring all but the main quest line? The answer is a resounding yes, according to information that spilled out of Bandai Namco’s Level Up event.
CD Projekt RED revealed to Gamereactor that its internal testers managed a 25-hour speedrun of Witcher 3. During this run they ignored dialogue, skipped as much story content as possible, and utilized the shortest routes available between objectives. These testers know the game better than anyone — at least, they know it better than any of us will on day one — and yet it still took over twenty hours to run/ride across the humongous map and plow through the narrative. That’s quite the achievement.
It’s unlikely that anyone was worried about the game’s length at this point. With the amount of reports backing CD Projekt RED’s claims, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt feels like one of the safest bets of 2015. But if, for whatever reason, you still had your doubts about Geralt’s upcoming adventure, the proclamation of a speedrun of this length should put your mind at ease. For those feeling competitive, you can try and best the tester’s time when the game releases on May 19th.