Forspoken (aka Project Athia)

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Project Athia is a third-person action game set in a fantasy world, and it's being developed by the internal Square Enix studio that handled the Stadia version of Final Fantasy 15...Project Athia is still just the working title for the project, and from the sound of things, much of the game is also a work in progress...Square Enix describes it as "an other-worldly adventure" in "a world filled with beauty and dismay," and that it's being developed by Luminous Productions, a new studio

Square Enix has confirmed it is indeed coming to PC...

 

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Project Athia’s Luminous Engine Receives New Tech Video Showcasing Procedural Generation

Square Enix-owned developer behind the upcoming Project Athia, Luminous Productions, has released a new tech video for its Luminous Engine...the new video showcases how the engine handles the procedural generation of an open world...

 

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Square's enigmatic fantasy title Project Athia has finally been given a proper name, and will now be known as Forspoken as it continues its journey toward a PC and PS5 release next year...

Forspoken | Official Title Announcement | PS5 & PC

 
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Some Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon stuff going on looks more fun than Tomb Raider.
 

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Square's enigmatic fantasy title Project Athia has finally been given a proper name, and will now be known as Forspoken as it continues its journey toward a PC and PS5 release next year...

Forspoken | Official Title Announcement | PS5 & PC


starting at the 1:52 mark the movement looks weird...sort of like NieR Automata on steroids
 

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Still waiting for them to show real gameplay. What is this game, even? I feel like they're trying to sell it on nothing but looks so far.
 

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Seems interesting. I'm mildly interested as long as it doesn't turn into what the newer Final Fantasy games have become.
 

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I enjoyed the new FF game, played the shit out of the old JRPG formula and frankly its far too limited in modern titles imho.
 

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Still waiting for them to show real gameplay. What is this game, even? I feel like they're trying to sell it on nothing but looks so far.

Looks like a post apocalyptic ballet dance simulator to me.

And are we supposed to know or give a shit about who the actress is? Strange trailer.
 

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Looks like a post apocalyptic ballet dance simulator to me.

And are we supposed to know or give a shit about who the actress is? Strange trailer.
Ooh did you call it "ballet" because the character is female and does some spinning??
The moves shown are very similar to stuff we've seen in The Matrix, Spider-man movies and games, Assassin's Creed, Parkour stuff (games and real Parkour), etc. Or how about M. Bison's "Psycho Crusher":


Basically since Nolan North's success in Uncharted 1, its become a thing for game actors to be known names and be featured on the advertising*. Ella is also a hollywood actress. So, its further pushing that angle. And in general, modern nerd culture has put more focus on knowing who voice actors are. Whether it be games, cartoons, movies, etc.

I'm excited for Squeenix to be working on stuff other than Final Fantasy. There is a ton of talent in their studios and I would like to see what they can do with original IP. Heck, even the next Final Fantasy is quite a divergence. I'm excited about Forespoken!

*A few voice actors in games had been known names before then. But Uncharted/Nolan North was arguably a turning point for this sort of recognition.
 
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And are we supposed to know or give a shit about who the actress is? Strange trailer.
It's an obvious virtue signal. "Look how woke we are, we employ a black actress. That never happened before, right!"
 

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Ooh did you call it "ballet" because the character is female and does some spinning??

Exaggerated spinning, twirling, flipping across the landscape which serves no obvious purpose other than for the sake of "parkour". Couldn't give two shits what gender the character is, but obviously got your rage neurons firing for a nice dopamine hit.

The moves shown are very similar to stuff we've seen in The Matrix, Spider-man movies and games, Assassin's Creed, Parkour stuff (games and real Parkour), etc. Or how about M. Bison's "Psycho Crusher":


Not really, but feel free to disagree.

Basically since Nolan North's success in Uncharted 1, its become a thing for game actors to be known names and be featured on the advertising*. Ella is also a hollywood actress. So, its further pushing that angle. And in general, modern nerd culture has put more focus on knowing who voice actors are. Whether it be games, cartoons, movies, etc.

I'm excited for Squeenix to be working on stuff other than Final Fantasy. There is a ton of talent in their studios and I would like to see what they can do with original IP. Heck, even the next Final Fantasy is quite a divergence. I'm excited about Forespoken!

*A few voice actors in games had been known names before then. But Uncharted/Nolan North was arguably a turning point for this sort of recognition.

Outside of Nolan North and a handful of celebrities, 99% of people have no fucking clue who the voice actors are. And again, are we supposed to know or care who Ella is....especially after seeing that she has no noteworthy credits to her name? She isn't someone that people know or care about in terms of being a selling point.
 

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Exaggerated spinning, twirling, flipping across the landscape which serves no obvious purpose other than for the sake of "parkour". Couldn't give two shits what gender the character is, but obviously got your rage neurons firing for a nice dopamine hit.



Not really, but feel free to disagree.



Outside of Nolan North and a handful of celebrities, 99% of people have no fucking clue who the voice actors are. And again, are we supposed to know or care who Ella is....especially after seeing that she has no noteworthy credits to her name? She isn't someone that people know or care about in terms of being a selling point.
Maybe you don't. But there are some big gaming communities out there who put focus on voice actors in games and other media relevant to nerd culture.
 

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Maybe you don't. But there are some big gaming communities out there who put focus on voice actors in games and other media relevant to nerd culture.
Those same people are a bunch of weebs will only listen to japanese versions.
 

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There's nothing wrong with the movement. That stuff is common in lots of games, and lots of crazy Asian action movies as well. There's also nothing "estrogen" or even remotely gender specific about it. People also do care about voice actors now, games are big business.

Getting twisted over movement, estrogen, and female voice actors is some grade A pepe-trump-incel nonsense.
 

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There's nothing wrong with the movement. That stuff is common in lots of games, and lots of crazy Asian action movies as well. There's also nothing "estrogen" or even remotely gender specific about it. People also do care about voice actors now, games are big business.

Getting twisted over movement, estrogen, and female voice actors is some grade A pepe-trump-incel nonsense.
The only thing the actress has been in was the latest remake of Charlie's Angels that nobody saw. I had to look that up after people were claiming she was a "famous" actress. I couldn't care less, I just want to know what this game is about and actually plays like already.
 

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Forspoken | Official Title Announcement- Extended Cut featuring Ella Balinska- PS5 & PC

 

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It has a Horizon vibe about it, not even counting the female lead.
 
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