Luminous Productions Merging with Square Enix May 2023

Luminous Productions Merging with Square Enix May 2023

Square Enix and Luminous Productions have announced that the latter will merge with Square Enix on May 1, 2023. The developer is primarily known for their work on Final Fantasy XV and Forspoken.

The following message was shared:

The merger is part of the Company’s efforts to further bolster the competitive prowess of the Group’s development studios, a goal set forth under its current medium-term business strategy. SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. has developed numerous AAA high-definition (HD) games and possesses a wealth of intellectual property (IP) and content. Luminous Productions Co., Ltd. is meanwhile equipped not only with AAA title development capabilities but also technical expertise in areas such as game engine development. Combining the two entities will further enhance the Group’s ability to develop HD games.

Additionally, the Luminous Productions team shared the following tweet acknowledging the merge. The staff is still working on making on a performance improvement patch for Forspoken alongside the title’s Summer 2023 DLC, “In Tanta We Trust.”

Forspoken is now available on PlayStation 5 and PC. Additionally, the Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust Story DLC will be available Summer 2023. It appears to be a sort of prequel story but we aren’t wholly certain yet.

In case you missed it, check out our review of the game’s PlayStation 5.

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