Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition‘s additional scenaro “Future Connected” can be completed in 10 to 12 hours if you play the story alone, and in around 20 hours if you include side content, according to the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.
Speaking to the magazine, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition director Tetsuya Takahashi said that while it would have been possible to make it longer if it were paid downloadable content, the development of new titles would be affected if too many resources were used.
Takahashi also shared the following tidbits:
- Monolith Soft‘s First Production staff was divided into three sections: one section to work on Xenoblade: Definitive Edition, one to work on a new title, and one to work on both.
- While character graphics were not the best in the original version, they have been improved in Xenoblade: Definitive Edition.
- Since this is a remaster, Monolith Soft was not able to re-record all the music with an orchestra. Instead, they improved the quality and rearranged it.
- Data compression is better mitigated and sound quality more enhanced compared to Xenoblade Chronicles 2.