Square Enix and Luminous Productions’ game has failed to meet its original release date. Let’s get used to the fact that we’re going to hear a few more times this year that one of the games will be delayed…
Forspoken, an open-world action RPG from Luminous Productions, was initially planned to launch on May 24. That date is now pretty much out of the window. The official Twitter page for the game has the announcement of the delay, and the reasoning behind the delay doesn’t require much guesswork.
“We have decided to move the release date of Forspoken to October 11, 2022. Our vision for this exciting new IP is to deliver a game world and hero that gamers across the globe will want to experience for years to come, so getting it right is extremely important to use. To that end, during the next few months, we will focus all of our efforts on polishing the game and can’t wait for you to experience Frey’s journey this fall. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to sharing more about Forspoken with you soon,” Luminous Productions wrote.
We wrote the following about the game in September: “The new footage reveals more details about the protagonist Frey, a directionless, gritty yet street smart young woman who has persevered despite her rough upbringing in New York City. The new story trailer also gives fans a closer look at Forspoken’s magic-infused combat and swift, dynamic movement, playing a pivotal role in gameplay.
Through her journey, Frey will learn to cast and harness dozens of different types of magic and cast powerful spells as she traverses through the beautiful yet cruel land of Athia. Frey’s quest in Athia will take her through diverse environments to use magic enhanced parkour. This dynamic and acrobatic movement, enhanced by Frey’s mystical abilities, enables her to magically flow, zip and float across the vast landscapes of Athia in a fast and fluid manner. Other key characters in Forspoken are highlighted in the trailer, including Frey’s companion ‘Cuff,’ a magical sentient bracelet voiced by actor Jonathan Cake (Stargirl), who helps her navigate Athia’s sprawling landscapes.”