Forspoken has been delayed from October 11 to January 24 as a "result of ongoing discussions with key partners." This "strategic decision" was made as "development is in its final polishing phase." Square Enix and Luminous Productions announced this through an official tweet from the game's Twitter acount, where the image thanks fans for their "support and patience."
It's also teased that the team will share more information on Forspoken later this Summer. A delay of this kind is no surprise, considering the state of modern gaming and how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted development throughout the industry. Luminous Productions is also no stranger to delays, as Final Fantasy XV faced a number of them, even after it was revived from its status as Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
An update on #Forspoken. pic.twitter.com/sRLvXX2kjSJuly 6, 2022
This isn't the first time Forspoken has been delayed, either. It was initially set to launch on May 24 of this year, but was then delayed to October 11 to allow for more polishing. Delays can be a bummer, but there's nothing better than knowing you're going to get a greater game out of it.
Forspoken is about a young woman from the real world getting suddenly transported into a high fantasy land overwhelmed by demons and monsters. Its most notable features are its expansive magic system and high mobility, which focus most on stylish combat encounters with an awesome mix of parkour and speed. We're especially looking forward to how the game utilizes Unreal Engine 5 to push the industry in graphical fidelity.