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How long does it take to beat Star Wars: Squadrons' single-player campaign?

EA has been managing the Star Wars video games ever since Disney handed the company exclusive publishing rights. And, EA has had an ... interesting ... time with the property. Instead of greenlighting a proper sequel for the pre-existing Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA rebooted the series. Then the company bankrolled its own Star Wars Battlefront 2, which transformed from a microtransaction minefield into a decent sci-fi shooter. The next Star Wars game ready to make the jump to hyperspace (and store shelves) is the multiplayer dogfight space shooter Star Wars: Squadrons.

Star Wars: Squadrons might focus on multiplayer, but it will also feature a story mode. And, many potential players don't know how long the campaign will keep them entertained. The multiplayer portion will invest most gamers for a good while, but if you would rather practice your piloting skills against AI opponents, you might want to know how long the game's single-player mode will last.

After some digging, we found out the amount of time you can expect to spend in the single-player cockpit.

Prepare for a short ride, but not too short

Ever since EA and developer Motive Studios announced Star Wars: Squadrons, the companies refused to discuss the game's length. However, the review embargo has lifted, so now we have a solid idea how long the game's campaign will keep players busy.

According to Polygon, each single-player mission will run anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. For IGN, the campaign clocked in at a total of seven hours, while Gamespot got around eight hours worth of story. As for VG247, the site estimates players will spend between seven and 10 hours experiencing the game's narrative from start to finish.

Star Wars: Squadrons is a very "your mileage may vary" kind of game. Audiences used to flight simulators will likely breeze past missions, while gamers who have never stepped into a digital cockpit before will probably struggle and need to retry levels multiple times. Plus, Squadrons is littered with optional conversations and challenges that reward players with character backstories and digital trophies. Completion times will almost certainly balloon for gamers who converse with their virtual squadmates and pursue every commendation medal.