When Forspoken was released, it was met with a lot of mixed reception. Despite having the advantage of only releasing on PS5 and PC platforms, the game had a lot of technical issues that made it a bit troublesome to play. Additionally, the game’s story and content weren’t all that great as well.
In our review, we mentioned that Forspoken was a lot of style but not much substance. There are glimpses of something great but it was just never fully realized and it felt like the game’s direction lacked a proper focus on what it was trying to do.
Weeks after launch, Forspoken’s official Twitter account posted a statement from game director and studio head of Luminous Productions, Takeshi Aramaki promising that there will be changes through an upcoming patch.
An update for Forspoken is coming
“We’ve been listening to all your feedback and are hard at work on an upcoming patch that will include improvements to overall performance, graphics, playability, and general updates and fixes to the game content across PS5 and various PC hardware configurations,” Aramaki says.
As far as we can tell, the upcoming patch for Forspoken will only address the various technical issues plaguing both platforms and not include additional content. On the PS5 side, inconsistent framerates, flat lighting, abundant environmental pop-ins, and muddy textures are just some of what you can encounter in your playthrough. Folks who play on the PC have reported poor optimization which comes with no surprise given how demanding Forspoken was with its recommended specs prior to release.
Forspoken is a game that plays at a breakneck speed with multiple VFX flying across the screen. Fixing the performance and visual bugs is a step in the right direction and will surely make the crowded combat sequences and running around the huge open world a much better experience.
“We are committed to making Forspoken the most enjoyable experience possible and will provide an update about the timing of the next patch as soon as possible. We appreciate your continued support and patience.” Aramaki continues.
It’s nice to know that the studio hasn’t given up on Forspoken despite a less-than-ideal launch. Only time will tell if players will want additional story content after the core gameplay systems have been ironed out.