News Actress Ella Balinska Has Seen Your PS5 Forspoken Memes, And She Ain't Fussed
Frey to go, girl
Forspoken isn’t the first game in video game history to have dodgy dialogue, and it certainly won’t be the last – but for some reason, it’s become the victim of a social media backlash, with no shortage of out-of-context clips shared online to ridicule lead character Frey. Actress Ella Balinska – who plays the character...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Forspoken?
Spell it out
Well, this should be interesting! The time has come to have your say on Forspoken, the Square Enix action RPG that released on PS5 last week. It's more than fair to say that this open world adventure has divided opinion. It was met with mostly lukewarm reviews, and if we're being brutally honest, it feels like the game's already been...
Review Forspoken (PS5) - Messy Action RPG Is Massively Hit and Miss
It's a kind of tragic
Forspoken is one of the most hit-and-miss games we've played in a long time. For everything it does well, it fumbles something else, resulting in a fantasy adventure that's full of ups and downs. It's a game that feels a bit confused in terms of what it actually wants to be, chasing a AAA-style 'cinematic' story one minute and...
Speak your mind
Forspoken is here, and it's safe to say that the game has divided opinion up until this point. Back when it was first announced, the Square Enix action RPG was billed as a PS5 showpiece, but initial reviews have been all over the spectrum. It's difficult to tell just how commercially successful Forspoken will end up being. We've...
News Forspoken Put Through Its Paces in Latest Digital Foundry PS5 Tech Test
Does it run like magic? No, it does not.
Forspoken is currently the topic de jure in core gaming circles and is, unfortunately, not exactly making headlines for the right reasons. Our own review has been delayed due to Square Enix's tardiness with the code, but we do have a first impressions piece you can check out in the meantime. But how does the...
Preview Forspoken on PS5 Feels Like a Weird Tech Demo
But it does have potential
As you may have already read, we were not sent early review code for Forspoken. This means that we won't have a full review for you to read in time for the game's launch on the 24th January. However, having spent most of the day with the PS5 action RPG, we wanted to write up some first impressions, which will hopefully...
Round Up Forspoken's Divided Reviews Make for Some Rough Reading
The Forspoken reviews are starting to come in, and as many predicted, it's not looking great for the open world action RPG. Initial coverage is divided to say the least, with the title currently sitting at a 66 on Metacritic. Not outright bad, but certainly not the hit that Square Enix would have wanted. Generally speaking, reviewers have...
Site News Where's Our Forspoken PS5 Review?
We've just started to Push Square
Right around now, reviews of PS5 console exclusive Forspoken are hitting the web. As the world's biggest independent site dedicated to all things PlayStation, you're probably visiting Push Square to have a look at our own verdict. However, unfortunately, that won't be possible today. In fact, it probably won't be...
News Forspoken Is Leaking All Over the Place Ahead of Next Week's Release
Less than a week out from its release, raw Forspoken gameplay is starting to pop up all over the place. The leaks started in the early hours of this morning, when the first 30 minutes of the action RPG appeared online, uncut and shared directly from someone's PS5. As the day's gone on, new footage has dropped on streaming sites like...
Random Forspoken Might Have a Fight Against Autocorrect on Its Hands
'Forsaken' searches spike
Forspoken is out on PS5 next week, and as is usually the case just days before the release of any big budget title, more casual consumers are starting to show interest thanks to advertising campaigns and the like. Forspoken has a very specific problem on its hands, though, as recent Google search trends suggest that...
News Forspoken PS5 Demo to Be Updated with New Features, Bug Fixes
Apparently patch is coming today
A now-deleted Twitter post has revealed the PS5 demo for Forspoken will soon be updated with new features and fixes for bugs and glitches. Caught by ResetEra, the patch will apparently include button mapping functionality, tweaks to the lock-on system, adjustments to text size, and then fixes "various technical...
News Forspoken Will Take Up a Hefty Chunk of Your PS5 Storage Space
Must be all the particles
If you plan on picking up Forspoken when it launches later this month, keep in mind that you might have to make a fair bit of room for it on your PS5's SSD. According to the reliable PlayStation Game Size on Twitter, the action title weighs in at a rather large 87.3GB, putting it up there with some of the console's heftiest...
News Forspoken Continues to Divide Opinion Following PS5 Demo
Latest trailer gets the dislike treatment
It doesn't take a genius to see that Forspoken might be in for a bit of a rocky launch later this month. The Square Enix action RPG has most certainly had its ups and downs when it comes to marketing, and following the release of a playable demo on PS5 in December last year, opinions appear to be more...
News Frey Faces Her Fears in Flashy Forspoken PS5 Cinematic Trailer
Fight or flight
You're no doubt aware, but the release schedule for 2023 is already getting busy. Among many other notable and interesting games launching in January, Square Enix is on the cusp of releasing Forspoken, its big new action RPG. With the game just a few weeks away, the publisher has put out a brand new trailer to get us all hyped up...
Preview Forspoken PS5 Feels Like a More Magical inFAMOUS
Our impressions after four hours of play
Please note: This preview is not based on the recently released Forspoken PS5 demo. It’s based on a much bigger build played at a recent event. Sucker Punch Productions might not be interested in making a newinFAMOUS game any time soon, but Square Enix has you covered: its upcoming PS5 title Forspoken...
News Actress Ella Balinska Anchors Massive Forspoken PS5 Showcase
Frey to go
There’s no sign of the Forspoken media barrage slowing, with Square Enix and Sony unrelenting with their promotion of the release ahead of its 24th January launch. This video, anchored by Frey actress Ella Balinska, is not shy on spoilers, so if you’ve already decided to pick up the title and want to go in fresh – well, maybe give...
News Forspoken PS5 Demo Appears Ready for Release
PlayStation Japan tweets about it
Square Enix is ready to release a PS5 demo for Forspoken according to a now-deleted post from the official PlayStation Japan Twitter account. The text "demo announcement trailer" could very clearly be seen in the tweet, with official news of the pre-release tester expected at The Game Awards tonight. Alongside the...
News Square Enix Will Debut 11 Minutes of Forspoken PS5 Gameplay on Friday
More from the PS5 console exclusive
A Forspoken livestream featuring new gameplay footage has been revealed for this Friday, 9th December 2022. Lasting 11 minutes, proceedings begin at 6pm GMT /10am PT / 1pm ET on the official PlayStation YouTube channel. The PS5 console exclusive is currently slated to release on 24th January 2023. You can catch...
News Forspoken Is a Modern PS5 Open World Game, Alright
With added magic cat petting
As the launch of Square Enix’s long-awaited Forspoken nears, the Japanese publisher is beginning to peel back the curtain on the PS5 console exclusive. This latest in its ongoing Deep Dive trailer series centres on the open world of Athia, and the various activities that it contains. TL;DW: it’s a modern open world...
News Forspoken's Glitzy Magic Combat Has Untold Depth on PS5
Frey you're a firework
In some ways, Forspoken looks like the successor to inFAMOUS we’ll probably never get. That’s particularly apparent in this all-new trailer, which offers a deep-dive into the Square Enix console exclusive’s magic abilities. It’s deeper than you may expect: in addition different coloured powers, Frey can also initiate a...
News New Forspoken Trailer Is All About Magical Parkour
Ride the waves
Square Enix has released a new trailer for its upcoming PS5 console exclusive Forspoken that focuses entirely on how you'll navigate the open world of Athia using Frey's magical abilities. Governed by a stamina meter, you can dash through the air, ride a magical skateboard, and glide safely down to the ground. The game will be out for...
News Treat Yourself to a Silky Smooth Forspoken Trailer, Hot Off the TGS Press
Forspoken got a new trailer at Tokyo Game Show today, giving us another look at the latest from Luminous Productions. Its entirely in Japanese, but considering the English script got memed on so thoroughly, maybe that's a good thing? We see New Yorker Frey Holland and her magical, sentient bracelet sailing across the landscape of...
News Forspoken Will Reportedly Take 30-40 Hours to Beat, According to Co-Director
Main story specifically
Forspoken is a title that has been getting a lot of press lately, some of it good, some of it not so much. The title is being developed by Luminous Productions, of Final Fantasy XV fame, and is set to launch on 24th January on PS5. In an interview with Spanish-language website
Round Up Forspoken Previews Prove It's More Than a Meme
So let me get this straight
PS5 console exclusive Forspoken is not exactly having the best lead-up to launch as gamers dunk on it for questionable voice clips that have turned the entire thing into a bit of a meme. Still, there's more to it than just a script — even if that's relatively important as a story-focused title — and a new round of...
News Watch 10 Minutes of Forspoken PS5 Gameplay in New Overview Video
So lemme get this straight
The last we heard of Forspoken (save for an ad that became an unfortunate meme) was a delay into next year, with the PS5 console exclusive now arriving on 24th January 2023. The game has always looked a little on the rough side whenever we've seen it, but things are shaping up a little better in this latest video, courtesy...
News PS5 Game Forspoken's Script Is Attracting Some Pretty Good Memes
Just something people do now
Forspoken, the upcoming PS5 console exclusive open worlder from Square Enix, has some strong writers attached to it – including Uncharted’s Amy Hennig and Rogue One’s Gary Whitta. But a new trailer introducing protagonist Frey – played by Resident Evil’s Ella Balinska – is attracting some pretty good memes...
News PS5's Forspoken Release Date Delayed Until 24th January, 2023
Frey another day
Square Enix’s ambitious open world action game Forspoken has already been subject to a handful of delays, and here’s another one: Ella Balinska’s Frey Holland will now need to wait until 24th January, 2023 to enter the fantasy world of Athia. The game had been scheduled to release on 11th October, 2022 – and was, at one...
News Watch a New Cut-Scene from PS5's Forspoken
Sure, why not?
Forspoken is one of the bigger releases in the PS5’s pipeline, and therefore we figured you may fancy a glimpse at a new cut-scene. Actress Ella Balinska appeared as part of Netflix Geeked earlier today in order to talk about her role in the upcoming Resident Evil show, but she brought a brand-new scene of Square Enix’s...
News Forspoken Gets an 18 Rating in Europe, Suggests Release Date Will Stick
Forspoken just got an age rating here in Europe from PEGI (that's the region's ratings board, for those who might not know). It's an 18, which is equivalent to 'Mature' in the US. PEGI's description highlights mature themes such as suicide, consumption of alcohol, and strong language. It's not a huge surprise to see Forspoken slapped...
News Forspoken Impresses in 10 Minutes of PS5 Gameplay
Explore the Sideways City
Forspoken may have been delayed out of its original May 2022 release date and pushed back to October, but that is not stopping Game Informer from sharing a full 10 minutes of never before seen gameplay action. The PlayStation 5 console exclusive from Square Enix makes
News PS5's Forspoken May Be Delayed, But It's Not Forgotten
Contractual obligations will do that
State of Play seems to exist primarily for PlayStation to fulfil contractual obligations, so there’s absolutely no way the format holder would forgo an opportunity to flog Forspoken. That’s right, the game may have been delayed this week, but here’s an unnecessary – albeit appealing – clip showing...
News Forspoken Delayed from May to October 2022 on PS5
Dev wants to "get it right"
Forspoken, the Square Enix RPG from studio Luminous Productions, has been delayed. The studio made the announcement on social media earlier today, confirming the release date has been changed. Initially planned for launch on 24th May, the game will now release on 11th October 2022 — a delay of nearly five months. As...
News PS5's Forspoken Has a 60 Frames-Per-Second Option, Raytracing Also Available
Three configurations at launch
As has become common with most major PlayStation 5 releases, Forspoken will have a number of visual configurations for you to choose from at launch. The default Graphics Mode will run at a full 4K resolution at 30 frames-per-second, while its alternative Performance Mode will target 1440p at 60 frames-per-second. That...
News Raw Forspoken Gameplay Features Combat, Menus
Four minutes of action
PlayStation 5 console exclusive Forspoken is out on 24th May 2022, and now that Square Enix got that important detail out of the way at The Game Awards last week, it's time for the publisher to share actual gameplay with the world. What we have here is four minutes of action that focuses on protagonist Frey Holland as she...
News Forspoken Offering Early Access to Prequel DLC in Digital Deluxe Edition
In Tanta We Trust
Square Enix already has plans for Forspoken beyond its PlayStation 5 launch in May 2022: the Digital Deluxe Edition is advertising a prequel DLC named In Tanta We Trust that you'll gain access to if you choose to pre-order that particular version. Currently slated to arrive in winter 2022, you'll be able to play the expansion...
News It's Forspoken That Square Enix's New Action RPG Will Launch 24th May
Not long to wait
We’ve been seeing Forspoken for some time now, but the PlayStation 5 console exclusive now has a release date: 24th May. A new trailer showcased during The Game Awards reveals a number of new powers and abilities, and some brief snippets of traversal gameplay. This one’s a looker, make no mistake about it – it’s certainly a...
News Uncharted's Amy Hennig, Gary Whitta Are Writing PS5's Forspoken
Todd Stashwick, Allison Rymer also involved
Amy Hennig of Uncharted fame is part of an all-star writing cast on PlayStation 5 console exclusive Forspoken, which is interesting because a lot of Twitter messages flying during the title’s PlayStation Showcase trailer were blaming the dialogue on bad Japanese translations. Gary Whitta, who penned...
News Forspoken's Latest PS5 Trailer Is Witty and Weird
Square Enix doing something a bit different
Forspoken, the new PlayStation 5 console exclusive from Square Enix, is wonderfully bizarre. This brand new trailer shows star Ella Balinska pulled into an alternate dimension; from the rooftops of a New York-style city to a fantasy land with dragons and talking arm attachments. It’s very Western for a...
News PS5's Forspoken Could Feature During PlayStation Showcase
It has been Forspoken
Ella Balinska, the star of Square Enix’s upcoming action RPG Forspoken, has hinted that more information about the PlayStation 5 console exclusive is coming soon. While she doesn’t explicitly refer to Sony’s PlayStation Showcase – scheduled for this week – the release’s position within the PS5’s portfolio would...
News PS5 Console Exclusive Forspoken Aims to Be the Best Looking Open World Game Ever
Square Enix has lofty ambitions for Forspoken, its new PlayStation 5 console exclusive action role-playing game. Speaking as part of a puff piece for AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, Luminous Productions studio boss Takeshi Aramaki explained that the developer’s goal is “to achieve the highest quality visuals ever...
News More Information on PS5 Console Exclusive Forspoken Coming Later This Year
Extended trailer should tide you over
We now know a little more about PlayStation 5 console exclusive, Forspoken – the project formerly known as Project Athia. The game will star a character called Frey Holland, an “ordinary young woman” played by British actress Ella Balinska who “must harness her magical abilities to survive in the...
News PS5 Console Exclusive Project Athia Named Forspoken, Launching in 2022
Plus short glimpse at gameplay
What we've come to know as Project Athia, a PlayStation 5 console exclusive from Square Enix, has received an official title from the Japanese publisher. Its name is Forspoken and the small slice of footage above confirms it will launch at some point next year for PS5 and PC. The main character is modelled after...