A new ESRB classification for Square Enix’s Forspoken reveals that the game will have microtransactions when it launches. After being referred to as Project Athia, Forspoken made its debut during Sony’s PS5 unveiling event in June 2020. Final Fantasy XV’s development team, Luminous Productions, is in charge of the upcoming action role-playing game, which will be available digitally and in stores later this spring in May. New Yorker Frey is mysteriously transported to the mystical planet of Athia, which is both beautiful and brutal. Forspoken recounts Frey’s journey. Frey’s quest to go back to her New York apartment will occupy a significant portion of the action.
Aside from her newfound magical talents, she must learn to navigate the perilous road ahead of her. Players can expect a wide range of combat and exploration options in Forspoken, and this should make the journey throughout Athia an exhilarating, if not exhausting, experience. The official ESRB rating for Square Enix’s Forspoken has been released, as spotted by MP1st. Because of what the rating board called “Strong Language” and “Violence,” the action-packed role-playing adventure acquired an M for Mature classification. However, the ESRB’s mention of in-game purchases for Forspoken on PC and PS5 is the most intriguing detail.
That Square Enix’s next big game would have microtransactions from the get-go appears to be little more than a short comment on the website page. Despite Forspoken’s upcoming release, the ESRB classification makes it apparent that a few specific aspects of the role-playing game remain under wraps. As a result, no specifics about in-game transactions are known at this time. According to the design of the title and its menu, there will be at least some microtransactions applied to Frey’s costume design.
However, Square Enix and Luminous Productions have yet to confirm this as of the time of this article’s publication. Forspoken has a plethora of talented people working for it. Amy Hennig, Gary Whitta, Allison Rymer, and Todd Stashwick, who previously worked with Hennig on Visceral Games’ cancelled Star Wars project, are just a few of the people who have contributed to the writing of the game. Ella Balinska, well known for her roles in The Athena and Charlie’s Angels (2019), was hired by Square Enix to play Frey Holland. As a result, its arrival in 2022 is predicted to be one of the most eagerly awaited.