Battlefield 3 “slightly longer” than Modern Warfare 2 – DICE

Battlefield 3‘s lead designer, David Goldfarb, has revealed that the upcoming shooter’s single player campaign will be “slightly longer” than Modern Warfare 2‘s six hour affair.

In an interview with VG247, Goldfarb was asked about the game’s length. He replied: “I can’t actually tell you right now, but I would say it’s a pretty decent length. It’s not Skyrim, but it’s not three hours, or anything like that. I’m not sure, as we’re still working on the difficulty balancing, and that seems to make the pendulum swing quite a bit.”

The site then stacked up the length in comparison to Modern Warfare 2, which was stated as “about six hours”.

“I’d say it was probably slightly more than that,” Goldfarb continued. “Based on our play-times it’s probably more than that, but it’s not twice as long. But, again, we’ll see. When you play it on hard difficulty, it’ll take a lot more time.

“It’s all about making sure the experience is as awesome as possible. I’d rather have six hours of awesome than 12 hours of “meh””.

Does Goldfarb have a point? Games like Crysis 2 have managed to entertain for 10+ hours, though shorter experiences like the original Modern Warfare have proved to be just as memorable. We’ll find out how Battlefield 3 fares when it launches on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the EU.