A new action role-playing game called Forspoken is in development by Luminous Productions and will be released by Square Enix. On January 24, 2023, it will be made available on PlayStation 5 and Windows.
The original release date for Forspoken was October 11. The game was initially scheduled for May 25, however, there was a delay before that day. In addition, the initial communication announcing the delay specified that the additional months will be utilized to improve the game.
The PS5 & PC game was revealed in 2020, but nothing much has happened since. The game, which is being developed primarily by Final Fantasy 15 developers, has an “off-kilter take on the JRPG formula” and “makes it look more like an open-world RPG in the vein of Assassin’s Creed and The Witcher than anything I’ve previously seen from Square Enix,” according to a hands-off preview we published last year.
Takeshi Aramaki, the director, said that the gameplay would be centered on the speed and fluidity of terrain movement. The game was also referred to by Square Enix as a “narrative-driven adventure.” In an open-world game, where players can go anywhere at any time, the character will exist.
Frey, the player’s character, gets access to a number of spells. The player gains experience points at the conclusion of each battle encounter. Frey’s cloak can be improved to increase her attributes and battle effectiveness, and applying nail paint unlocks unique skills. In order to recover health, the player can also make new goods or rest in a secure area. A “break storm,” which is a situation akin to horde mode where waves of demonic monsters spawn and attack Frey, could be encountered by the player while they are exploring the game area. A specified boss character will show up to terminate the storm.
Background & Characters
A young woman named Frey Holland (Ella Balinska) is the main character. She is taken from New York City to the fantastical kingdom of Asia. To navigate it and survive so that she can return home, she uses magical abilities. Tanta Sila (Janina Gavankar) & Tanta Prave are two of the dictatorial Tantas that rule over Asia (Pollyanna McIntosh). The archivist Johedy (Keala Settle), Auden, and Jonathan Cake’s (played by Jonathan Cake) sentient bracelet Cuff are the other characters (Monica Barbaro).
The first project from Luminous Productions, which was founded by former Final Fantasy XV team members, is Forspoken. Project Athena was the previous name of the game when it was still in development. It will be released for Windows as well and is being designed to make the most of the PlayStation 5’s graphics potential. The game incorporates ray tracing for much-improved lighting effects and procedural generation enabling the development of expansive environments. Square Enix postponed the game’s release from May 24, 2022, to October 11, 2022, and subsequently to January 24, 2023.
The writers of the game are Todd Stashwick, Gary Whitta, Amy Hennig, Allison Rymer, and Amy Hennig. The game’s soundtrack was created by Bear McCreary and Garry Schyman. For two years, the PlayStation 5 will be the only console that can play the game.