Delayed speaking for about 5 months

Developer Luminous Productions has postponed the open world Action-RPG Forspoken from May 25 to October 11.

In a statement on Twitter, the development team said the delay would allow them to “focus all of our efforts on improving the game.” The game had only received the original release date in December of last year.

The PS5 and PC game was announced in 2020, and it’s been relatively quiet ever since. In a preview last year, we said that the game — created primarily by the developers of Final Fantasy 15 — has an “uneven experience with the JRPG format,” and “looks more like an open-world RPG in the vein of Assassin’s Creed and The Witcher than Anything you’ve seen before from Square Enix.”

The team has high hopes for its unexpected venture, too, from striving for “the highest quality visuals ever” in an open-world game, to bringing Rogue One writer Gary Whitta and Uncharted creator Amy Hennig at various points in the development process.

Starring Frey, a young woman who has slipped from modern-day New York into a fictional world called Athia, the game will focus on magic, parkour, and high-speed action. Despite the delay, the game still has a number of pre-order versions.

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