Forspoken Now Available on PS5 and PC; Received Mediocre Reviews

Forspoken Square Enix

Square Enix’s latest AAA title, Forspoken, is now available worldwide. The action role-playing game was released a few hours ago on PlayStation 5 and PC, developed by Luminous Productions, the developer behind the acclaimed Final Fantasy XV.


However, unlike FF15, Forspoken hasn’t received the same love. The early reviews of the title are out and they are not looking good. Parkour and traversal are receiving the most praise, but everything else is being criticized.

As of writing, the game has a mixed rating on Metacritic with 68 Metascore, based on 63 critic reviews. Surprisingly, there are no reviews about the PC version.

The mediocre reviews don’t come as a big surprise. Fans weren’t too impressed by the PS5 demo and many reviews didn’t receive review codes from Square Enix . It feels like the publisher was aware of the quality of the game but tried to hide it.

PC Version

Many players are skeptical about the quality of the PC port and for good reasons. The lack of reviews of the PC version and extremely demanding hardware requirements doesn’t make the game look good. The Steam reviews from users should go up any second now.

If you are interested in playing the game on PC, there is some good news for you. Square Enix has revealed that a demo for PC will be released later today. You can try it out before you decide to spend $69.99 on it. Microsoft Windows version can be purchased via both Steam and Epic Games Store.

About the Game

Forspoken takes place in the fictional world of Athia. You play as Frey Holland, a New York City native who got transported to the said mysterious world. Holland is supported by her talking bracelet called Cuff, voiced by Jonathan Cake. The game will be a PS5-exclusive for two years, meaning an Xbox port could be released in 2025.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in playing Forspoken? Can your PC run the game with ease? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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