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Square Enix announced today that Forspoken is now releasing on January 24 for PlayStation 5 and PC.

The action-RPG was originally set for October 11. Delays like this, especially for big triple-A games, are not uncommon in this industry.

In the announcement of the delay, Square Enix frames the delay as a “strategic decision.” It also notes that we’ll hear more about the game later this summer.

Years ago, missing the holiday season felt like a death sentence for a big game. But in recent times, we’ve seen more games succeed during the first quarter of the year. And if a lot of people get PS5s for the holidays, Forspoken could become an attractive purchase.

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