Well, of course you won't "finish" it, per se. It's a multiplayer-oriented shooter that's a borderline MMO.
But Bungie wanted to make sure you understood the size and scope of Destiny . Community Manager David "Deej" Dague tried to make this plain during a new Best Buy Google Hangout .
When asked how many hours of gameplay we can expect, Dague didn't give an exact number but he did say you're not likely to ever "finish" the adventure. He mentions a lot of "expansive outdoor locations" along with indoor dungeon-type spaces; players can visit destinations on Mars, Venus and the Moon. Then there's the Strike missions, the multiplayer Crucible, and a bunch of story missions.
"If you're a speed-runner, and all you want to do is blaze through and complete one story mission after one story mission, you're really just scratching the surface, because the Strikes add such an extra level of complexity."
He added that the minute you think you're done, that's when someone else buys the game for the first time, and then there's a new ass to kick. This is what will give Destiny its incredible longevity, and we're willing to bet that gamers will play for many, many hours…
The fun starts on September 9.
Related Game(s): Destiny