Square Enix’s Forspoken Delayed to Next Year For PC And PS5

Another anticipated title has been delayed to next year.

Square Enix’s latest endeavors include an action-roleplaying, Forspoken, developed by Luminous Productions. The title has been the center of anticipation, and the story also looks quite promising. Square Enix described the project as a “narrative-driven adventure,” focusing on terrain traversal speed and fluidity.

Forspoken is an open-world game that features the character Frey with a cat dubbed Homer, who has access to a bundle of magical spells. Frey Holland, the New yorker protagonist, is a young woman who ends up transported to the fantasy world of Athia. The fast-paced parkour-based open-world experience is shaping up to be quite interesting.

Frey has to use magical powers to voyage through the open world and endure the land of Athia, which is ruled by Tantas, in order to find her way home. Frey discovers that she can withstand “The Break,” a magical storm-like event that an average Athian cannot endure. All she wants to do, however, is get back to New York.

Forspoken was slated for a release on October 11, 2022, but it appears the release date has been pushed several months ahead. The game will now supposedly release on January 24, 2023. God of War Ragnarok is confirmed for release this November, so it might have been wise to move the release to next year. The Forspoken Twitter handle has tweeted with the following statement regarding the delay.

The publishers cited, “As a result of ongoing discussions with key partners, we have made the strategic decision to move the launch date of Forspoken to January 24, 2023.

The company stated that “all game elements” are concluded, and the extra development time will be utilized for “final polishing.Square Enix noted, “We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience on this journey,” Continuing, “Your excitement for the game inspires us every day, and we cannot wait to share more about Forspoken with you later this summer.

Forspoken was initially unveiled as Project Athia before adopting the now-used title. Forspoken’s plot was penned down by Gary Whitta, Amy Hennig, Todd Stashwick, and Allison Rymer. The cast also incorporates Star Wars actor Janina Gavankar. 

The community has primarily supported the decision to delay the game. Forspoken was mainly lacking in polishing. The community exclaimed in the tweet’s comments that the polishing appears to be reasonably needed. As we have learned by now, the state of an AAA title upon release can make or break the experience.

What are your thoughts about the delay? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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