Project Athia, announced back in 2020, now has an official title – Forspoken.
Centred around Frey Holland, a protagonist with newly acquired powers, much of the game remains under wraps.
Still, here's what we do know.
What Is Forspoken?
As per a PlayStation blog post:
Forspoken is an action RPG where you will take on the role of Frey Holland, an ordinary young woman who must harness her magical abilities to survive in a fantastical and dangerous land called Athia. As Frey, you will embark on a thrilling, other-worldly adventure and face treacherous trials to unravel the mystery behind the unknown land of Athia and awaken something much more from within.
The game's writing team was led by Gary Whitta, screenwriter behind Rogue One.
Revealing the news in June of 2020, Whitta tweeted:
"Really proud to reveal that I led a crack team of A-list writers from the worlds of film, tv, games, and fantasy literature who helped create this immense new universe for Square Enix."
“Can’t wait for you to see and learn more. Stay tuned.”
The game is slated to arrive in 2022.
Check out the game's "title reveal" below:
The game will be a PlayStation 5 console-exclusive, and it's also coming to Windows PC.
Luminous Productions, a Square Enix studio, is working on Forspoken, and the team has previously contributed to Final Fantasy XV.
In fact, that game was built on the company's proprietary engine, and it's clear there are some similarities in the locations between Esos and Athia.