Speedrunning has become a competitive form of gaming that only the very best of gamers can hope to become proficient in. Considering that there technically exists a hard cap on just how fast any given game can be beaten, it becomes a game that's just as much about pixel perfect controls as it is about memorization. Metroidvania games are an especially popular genre for speedrunning, many of them feature plenty of areas where sequence breaking can be utilized, and Xeodrifter fits neatly into this playstyle.

Considering the short and simple style of Xeodrifter, it's arguably made for speedrunning. Amazingly enough, the new world speed record was just set at an even seventeen minutes. The run was performed by Jeremy Busby, who held the previous record of 17:03, and you can view it in its entirety below:

What do you think? How long did it take you to beat Xeodrifter? Do you think this can be beaten? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[source youtube.com]