Square Enix is charged to the Forspoken studio, which will become part of Square this March. The news comes through the official Twitter account of Hazzard Gamin, who has shared an image with Square’s official statement about Luminous Productions. And it is that the study has had problems carrying out the development of Forspoken, which in addition to taking too long in time, has not arrived as the company would have wished.
The response from the players has not been long in coming, and although some do not end up looking favorably on this movement, others suggest that the study has very good ideas, but does not have the real capacity to carry them out. What is clear is that after this merger, Luminous Productions It will cease to exist, but the talent that is in the team will not fall on deaf ears.
Square Enix has announced that Luminous Productions – the development studio behind Forspoken – will be merged into Square effective May 1, 2023 #SquareEnix
*Expected as forspoken didn’t do great for team pic.twitter.com/OULXm8VTXr
— HazzadorGamin, Dragon of Dojima (@HazzadorGamin) February 28, 2023
Square Enix is charged to the study of Forspoken
The reality is this, Forspoken has not managed to be the maximum bombshell that the studio believed and the reality is that although the gaming community has liked it a lot, Forspoken is far from the final finish that was sought in the title. Thus, we see how Luminous Productions comes to an end as an independent game developer and joins the rest of the development teams within Square.
The merger is part of the company’s efforts to further boost the competitive prowess of the group’s development studios, a goal set out in its current medium-term business strategy. “Square has developed numerous AAA high-definition games and owns a large amount of intellectual property and content. Meanwhile, Luminous is equipped with not only AAA title development capabilities, but also technical expertise in areas such as game engine development. The combination of the two entities will further enhance the group’s ability to develop games.
As we have already mentioned above, community responses They haven’t been long in coming, with several players taking the position that Square pushed Luminous too hard, and others blaming Luminous for not waiting a little longer to bring Forspoken to market. Be that as it may, and without looking for culprits, the reality is that Forspoken could have arrived better than it did, and this may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back and has led Square Enix to absorb Luminous Productions.