Luminous Productions announced that its upcoming action role-playing game Forspoken has been delayed, with its release date pushed back to October 11, 2022.
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The studio made the announcement in a message shared on the official Forspoken Twitter account. The statement revealed that the game would be pushed back almost five months in order for the team to “[get] it right.”
“We have made the decision to move the release date of Forspoken to October 11, 2022,” reads the announcement. “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 us. 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.”
A message from the #Forspoken Development Team. pic.twitter.com/T302V6h4Np
— Forspoken (@Forspoken) March 7, 2022
Originally set to release on May 24, 2022, Forspoken is the first title from Luminous Productions following 2019’s Final Fantasy XV, a game that the developer helped out with after it was initially assembled from various employees working on that Final Fantasy installment. Forspoken is also set to be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive for the first two years of its existence when it comes out, making it one of the biggest and most anticipated titles for Sony’s newest system.
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The hype around Forspoken mainly stems from the variety of talent surrounding the game. A number of high-profile industry members are working on the game, including writers Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Amy Hennig (the original Uncharted trilogy), as well as composer Bear McCreary, who is known for his work on 2018’s God of War.