Square Enix "Project Athia" is now "FORSPOKEN"

Square Enix has revealed new information about Project Athia, the enigmatic PlayStation 5 and PC game that its Luminous Productions team has been working on since Final Fantasy XV was completed. Forspoken, Square Enix's newest action RPG, has been revealed. The game, which was formerly known as Project Athia, was first announced in June at the PlayStation 5 event. The game is being designed by Luminous Productions, and the first official details were released today.

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Today, Square Enix revealed the official title for Project Athia: Forspoken. Luminous Productions is working on an action RPG that will be released next year for the PS5 and PC. A more detailed post on the PlayStation blog was released alongside the new trailer, introducing the world of Athia.

The trailer emphasizes the player's incredible speed in traversing the world, as well as the game's fast and stylish fighting. Frey will have to confront gruesome-looking beasts and foes in order to "unravel the mystery behind the unknown land of Athia." Magic is the primary means of warfare, though the specifics are being kept under wraps for the time being.


Luminous Productions is made up of a group of people who worked together on Final Fantasy XV. Despite the fact that this is the company's first game, the development team has a lot of experience. Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and the founder of Luminous, however, left the studio in 2018. In 2022, Forspoken will be released on PS5 and PC.

Moreover, according to Inverse, Forspoken could be a secret Final Fantasy sequel. They wrote, "Headcanon is that the Forspoken world is Eos from Final Fantasy XV, like 1000 years before the events of FFXV or something." Even if this theory is never proven, the graphics make it seem pretty compelling.

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These rock bridges that arc across the landscape, almost like curved pipes poking out of the ground, are perhaps the strangest landmarks in all of Final Fantasy 15. Because you don't see that kind of thing very often in the real world, these appear to be magical in nature. In both photos, there's a jagged, sharp-looking mountain on the horizon.

In a June 2020 PlayStation blog post, Aramaki said, "Project Athia is the culmination of our philosophy here at Luminous Productions to produce entirely new and fresh gaming experiences that fuse together the newest technologies with art." "With PS5, our vision comes to life, and with Project Athia, players can expect to be transported to a vast and detailed world brimming with both beauty and horror."
 

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