Fans of the original Xenoblade Chronicles game will be aware of one issue that frustrated many players, the game had a lot of trouble keeping track of playtime. After the time clock reaches 99 hours and 59 minutes, the counter would fail to progress any further.
This is something that Monolith Soft made sure to address in Xenoblade Chronicles X. Director Koh Kojima noted on Twitter:
“As always, thank you to the users for their support. I’m Xenoblade Chronicles X’s director, Kojima. The embargo on a lot of information pertaining to the game has been lifted, so I will be talking about it here.”
“First of all, as a greeting, I’ll talk about the game’s playtime display. There was talk about how, now matter how long you played, Xenoblade Chronicles would be completed in 99 hours and 59 minutes. And so, we’ve changed that this time around.”
“In the Famitsu interview a few days ago, Takahashi mentioned the time of ‘300 hours’ and of course the playtime will be properly displayed [this time around]. Of course, we’ve made it so there will be no problems even if you play beyond that amount of time.”
It is good to know this is fixed which means people can keep full track of their playtime and actually see the exact time they finish the game, good job Monolith Soft.