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Forspoken Demo Updated and PC Requirements and Features Revealed

Forspoken Demo Updated and PC Requirements and Features Revealed - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 January 2023 / 1,349 Views

Publisher Square Enix and developer Luminous Productions have released the requirements and features for the PC version of the open-world action RPG, Forspoken.

Along with the PC details was also an update for the demo on the PlayStation 5.

"Today, we will be releasing an update to the Forspoken demo," said Creative Producer Raio Mitsuno. "We've been listening to your reactions and feedback on the demo and we wanted to do whatever we could during this time to make the demo as enjoyable of an experience as possible."

The update to the demo adds button mapping functionality, locked-on enemies that move off-screen remain locked-on longer, certain text sizes and fixes have been adjusted, and fixes various technical issues.

Forspoken will launch for the PlayStation 5 and PC via SteamEpic Games Store, and Microsoft Store on January 24, 2023

View the PC features trailer below:

Check out the PC features and requirements below::


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
shikamaru317 (on 18 January 2023)

Doesn't seem all that well optimized to me. My 2015 built PC is below the minimum, meaning I can't even play it at 720p, 30 fps on the lowest graphics settings. The cheapest PC over the minimum requirement I was able to build on PC Part Picker just now was about $470. Meanwhile the recommended requirement is a roughly $850 PC, while the Ultra requirement is a roughly $1600 PC.

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DonFerrari shikamaru317 (on 18 January 2023)

Get a PS5 =]

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Crown (on 18 January 2023)

Oh god, if you really want to play this garbage, play it on ps5, this is going to end up RED RED RED on steam review. Im really worried for ff16 on pc too one day. If i need a 4080 GTX for 60 FPS LOL. Its going to be a hard pass. Square enix dont know how to opti their game, they are so bad for pc.

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gtotheunit91 Crown (on 18 January 2023)

I got FFVII Remake on Steam recently and the game STILL has those notorious stuttering issues that Square can’t be bothered to fix, and still will charge $70. Thank god I found a 70% off coupon lol

Seems like with Forspoken, Square is trying to brute force halfway decent performance.

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Crown gtotheunit91 (on 18 January 2023)

and some epic money , but it took them 4 years to patch nier automata so... we can wait XD I can tell you, this one is a new ip, they wont escape a huge backlash if it doesnt run well, there wont be a franchise fanbase to defend and buy it. This is going to end up really bad for them, bad pub and a slap on their budget and im saying that as a FF/ dragon quest fan so indirectly a square fan.

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Jumpinbeans (on 19 January 2023)

Lol - for a game manufacturer to state that to get the best quality is going to cost well north of £2000 for a pc does show how poor they are at optimising games for pc. Yes consoles are a single type, lower spec etc etc but seriously - I'm sure they could optimise it better.

It does seem that the standard pc game developers approach to poor performance is "raise the spec requirements"

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DonFerrari (on 18 January 2023)

Considering the PS5 performance the PC requirements even for minimum is quite beafy and recommend is very high.

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The Fury (on 18 January 2023)

"The update to the demo adds button mapping functionality, locked-on enemies that move off-screen remain locked-on longer, certain text sizes" Buttons and text size were 2 of the main issues I had. Will give it another go and see if reassigning buttons helps with flow of the gameplay.

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