Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC Will Average 5 Hours of Playtime
The developer has been answering questions about the DLC pack, which is set to release (hopefully) in early October. The runtime question has been answered repeatedly, with Eidos specifying that the run-and-gun technique can take players as little as about four hours (with some content skipped) and maybe as much as seven hours for sneaky, hack-every-damn-computer-in-sight players.
Some other tasty tidbits: the DLC will be accessible from the DXHR main menu and won’t actually play inside the main story, according to the blog. “The Missing Link will only be accessible from the main menu, and its content does not affect Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It is its own little bubble universe!”
Whatever goes on in the DLC campaign, which covers three missing days from the main story in which protagonist Adam Jensen will lose all his augmentations, won’t affect the overall story of the main game (that quote worries me — hope it’s not all a dream or some damn thing). So while you get the chance to rebuild Jensen from the ground up in the DLC (and have to survive without augmentations), you won’t be carrying those new augmentation layouts off to fight the conspiracy.
We also know Eidos intends to shed light on some things that could stand deeper explanation from the main game in the DLC pack, and that the entire pack will be 1.5GB or larger.