Forspoken Developer Luminous Productions Will Be Merged Back Into Square Enix

Square Enix announced that it will reabsorb Luminous Productions, the studio behind Forspoken, in May 2023.

Published: February 28, 2023 2:49 AM /


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Today Square Enix announced with a press release that it will merge Forspoken developer Luminous Productions back into its main development studios. 

If the name doesn't ring a bell, Luminous Productions released the parkour-focused action JRPG Forspoken a few months ago. It was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary by a core of veteran developers who had worked on Final Fantasy XV

The reorganization will be effective as of May 1 and it's identified as "part of the Company’s efforts to further bolster the competitive prowess of the Group’s development studios."

The announcement mentions that Square Enix's main development force owns a wealth of IP and content, while Luminous is equipped with AAA game development capabilities and technical expertise in the creation of game engines. Combining the two entities aims to further enhance the studio's ability to create HD games. 

Luminous itself took to social media pledging to deliver what it has promised to those who have purchased Forspoken

An Update from Luminous Productions 

"You may have heard the news that Luminous Productions is merging with Square Enix. Beginning on May 1, our talented team will join Square Enix to deliver new, innovative gaming experiences to players across the globe. 
Between now and then we remain entirely focused on "Forspoken". We are currently working on the previously announced patch to address overall game performance (we will deliver an update soon) and the DLC, "In Tanta We Trust", is on track for release this summer. Thank you again for your patience and support! 

When we established Luminous Productions in 2018, our vision was to make AAA games that fused technology and artistry to deliver completely new play experiences. Having the chance to do just that has been a dream come true. We appreciate you taking this journey with us and look forward to continuing to create new entertainment and experiences as a part of the Square Enix family. 

The Luminous Productions Team"

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PC, PlayStation 5
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Action RPG
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