The open-world action role-playing game Forspoken, which is being developed by Square Enix, has been on many people’s radars for quite some time. If things behind the scenes had gone a bit differently, we would already be able to play it right now. The launch of the game had been planned for May of this year, but it was pushed back to October earlier this year due to a delay in development. A recent event may or may not be hinting that the game is more likely to make its new release date than it did its prior one.
To be more exact, the European rating board known as PEGI has evaluated Forspoken and given it a rating. Classification ratings are often an indication that games are close to completion and are getting closer to release. While this is not exactly tangible evidence, it is generally the case. Although there have been some notable exceptions to this rule, those who are looking forward to the game can take some comfort in the fact that this is the case.
The rating also indicates that the game would feature in-game purchases; however, the in-game purchases being referred to here are not microtransactions but rather downloaded content packs, which are most likely features related to more expensive editions of the game.
Recent rumors have suggested that Square Enix may push back the release of Forspoken to the following year and release Final Fantasy 16 in its place before the end of the current year.
As things currently stand, the PS5 and PC versions of Forspoken are expected to become available on October 11th.