Square Enix and Luminous Productions are back to show Forspoken, formerly Project Athia, the new fantasy RPG in 2022 on PS5 and PC. The gameplay video shown to the TGAs includes sections of free exploration, fights with monstrous creatures, and a series of beautiful, customizable spells, and finally revealing the official release date of the game, which is May 24, 2022.
Luminous Productions enjoyed great sales success with Final Fantasy XV, and in 2018 Square Enix gave the green light for creating a new IP set in a fantasy world. Forspoken has been described by the developers as an extremely ambitious RPG, aiming to have the best graphics ever seen in an open-world thanks to the power of the Luminous Engine. The new gameplay video certainly bodes well.
Forspoken will be Square Enix’s third major project coming out in 2022, following Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and Triangle Strategy and the first Triple-A of the new year. The release in May indirectly confirms that we won’t see Final Fantasy XVI before Fall / Winter 2022, except directly in 2023.