It has been a bit rough for Square-Enix as of late, as the reception for its latest release Babylon Falls has been quite rough. A lot of hope was put on the upcoming release of Forspoken, by Luminous productions, but it looks like we’ll have to wait quite a bit longer. The team took to Twitter to announce that their upcoming game won’t release until October 11th, 2022 instead of its original May release window.
Nowadays, it’s not uncommon that games face productions delay due to COVID forcing many to work from home. The delay by half a year is a bit rough, but it does give the creative team more time to figure some elements out, work on bugs, and optimize as much as possible. Forspoken promises an open-world experience filled with magic, which might also require a lot of fine-tuning with its difficulty curve.
The last trailer did include some action which still looked rough around the edges. So, a delay might be there to help the team add in the finishing touches as much as they need it. The game still looks quite promising and here’s hoping that it’ll stick to its October release and doesn’t face any last-minute delays.