The latest cinematic trailer for Forspoken, the upcoming open-world RPG from Square Enix and developer Luminous Productions, has left players divided. The new minute-long trailer posted to PlayStation’s YouTube account currently sits with over 4k dislikes to 1.7k likes, which is telling for how players feel especially after the demo proved to also be a divisive release last year.
“Join Frey Holland as she is mysteriously transported from New York City to the beautiful yet cruel landscapes of Athia. In her journey to find a way home she must look within to overcome the battles against twisted Breakbeasts and the treacherous Tantas,” reads the description in Forspoken‘s latest cinematic trailer. It’s honestly a well-directed and stunning trailer that showcases protagonist Freya’s various magical abilities as well as the open world and various enemy types that we’ll encounter in the game.
Unfortunately, the cinematic trailer is being met with a mostly negative reception online. While the game certainly has potential that will probably be fleshed out in the final release, the previously released demo for PS5 received mixed reactions from players who felt that the vertical slice of gameplay wasn’t enough to entirely sell them on the title. Hopefully, this will change when the game launches later this month and we get to experience the bigger picture.
Forspoken is being developed by Luminous Productions, consisting of veterans that previously worked on Final Fantasy XV. Combat is rooted in using an assortment of offence and defence-based magical abilities that can be strung together in a variety of ways. Exploration around the massive open-world sandbox is also done using magical abilities and free-flowing parkour to help Freya navigate the terrain and overcome platforming sections.
Forspoken launches on 24 January 2023 for PS5 and PC. Check out the latest cinematic trailer below.