Forspoken: new gameplay footage leaked, PC requirements and PS5 Demo update revealed


The release of Forspoken game has been a continuous topic of discussion in the community, and finally, we have fresh data on the game before its official release.

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New Forspoken gameplay footage has been leaked

One of the largest truly new game releases of the year is Forspoken, an open-world action RPG from Luminous Productions and Square Enix. And hence, there is a lot of curiosity about how it compares to the previous masterpieces of the developers.

Forspoken’s story revolves around Frey Holland, the main character of the game, who is kidnapped from her New York City home and thrown into the fantastical country of Athia. She needs to use her magical abilities to navigate the area in order to go home.

Platform-wise, Forspoken will be available on PC and is a limited-time PS5 console exclusive. A lot depends on the game’s success on various fronts because it is being promoted as a PlayStation 5 platform exclusive and is also designed to be a showcase for that system’s power. Forspoken’s release date is 24 January 2023, for both platforms and will be a PS5 exclusive until January 23, 2025.

Now that we are done with the Forspoken overview, let’s head to the main part of this article, Forspoken gameplay leak, its PC requirements, and the PS5 Demo update.

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Forspoken gameplay leak – 1 hour of footage revealed

Fans have generally had unfavorable opinions of the Forspoken game based on recent trailers and demos, but it’s impossible to judge the game without seeing the entire gameplay, and it might well amaze everyone and end up being one of the year’s best games.

Well, the wait is over now as the first hour of Forspoken has leaked online. The video is a straightforward screen capture from the Forspoken PS5 edition.

However, a word of caution here. In order to play Forspoken game without knowing about any features or unreleased information, fans who wish to avoid ruining the opening few cutscenes and the first hour of Forspoken gameplay should refrain from seeing the video.

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On January 24, Forspoken PC and PS5 variants will be released

The Resetera forums are the source of the leak. It gives you a thorough overview of the game’s opening story, in-game items, combat mechanics, and more.

Well, there’s not much in the video that hasn’t already been publicly revealed, but there are undoubtedly a few things that weren’t shown off officially, and the new footage can indeed be a wonderful way to satisfy your desire to know more about Forspoken before the game’s release.

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Forspoken PC requirements and PS5 details

Forspoken PC requirements

Due to Square Enix’s recent announcement of the final system requirements, the Forspoken PC requirements are no longer a secret. Forspoken PC requirements are divided into three categories: Minimum, Recommended, and Ultra.

Here are some tips from Square Enix and Luminous Productions for gamers interested in playing Forspoken PC version.

OSWindows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bit
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.7GHz or better) / Intel Core i7-3770 (3.7GHz or better)AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.7 GHz or better)/ Intel® Core™ i7-8700K (3.7GHz or better)AMD Ryzen™5 5800X (3.8 GHz or better) Intel Core™ i7-12700
VIDEO CARDAMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB VRAMAMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB VRAMAMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT 16GB / NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 4080 16 GB VRAM
DISPLAY RESOLUTION720p 30fps1440p 30fps2160p 60fps
HDD/SSD SPACEHDD 150GB or moreSSD 150GB or moreNVMe SSD 150GB or more

A significant amount of hardware will be needed to run the Forspoken game at 720p and 30 frames per second. And it goes without saying that running it at 4K and 60 frames per second calls for a machine most of us can only imagine.

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Forspoken PS5 graphic modes, demo update, file size, and Pre-load date

Forspoken PS5 graphic modes

Forspoken PS5 version will offer players three different graphical modes to choose from, as revealed at a press event for the 2021 Game Awards by Creative Producer Raio Mitsuno.

  • Performance Mode: 1440p resolution at 60 frames per second
  • Graphics Mode: 4K resolution at 30 frames per second
  • Ray Tracing Mode: Ray Tracing Supported

Forspoken PS5 demo update

Forspoken PS5 demo, which was posted by the game’s official Twitter account, became accessible on December 9, 2022. This Forspoken’s PS5 demo “gives you the opportunity to really get into the game’s smooth traversal and take on some genuinely gigantic foes in combat,” according to the official statement.

However, players faced some issues in the Forspoken PS5 demo and now there is some good news from Mitsuno if you are a PS5 player. You should now have a smoother experience with the Forspoken PS5 demo, he claims, as the developers have been paying attention to community input and have taken some of it into account.

The Forspoken PS5 demo update includes changes to:

The ability to alter button mapping as well as an extension to the duration for which locked-on enemies remain your target when they move off-screen.

  • Text sizes “have been adjusted”.
  • Various technical issues” have been fixed.
  • The text size has been changed as some of the fonts in the demo were a little challenging to read.

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Forspoken PS5 file size and Pre-load date

Forspoken, a new-gen-only version, makes good use of the enhanced hardware with a large install size. The Forspoken game will take up a huge 87.275GB on your device and will be pre-loadable on PS5 starting on January 22. 

The game has been built to meet the next-gen capabilities of the platform, however, the fact is that Forspoken is available as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive at launch, skipping over the Forspoken PS4 version completely.

If gamers want to buy the game before it is released, they have just enough time to do so and still qualify for the presale bonus. It’s also important to note that players can start downloading their preordered game on the 22nd, allowing them to start playing right away.

Many emerging authors, including Alison Rhymer, Gary Whitta, Amy Hennig, and Todd Stashwich, are the creators of Forspoken. Also, Parkour, magical abilities, and numerous exotic animals are some highlighted elements of the game. 

Hence, fans have high expectations from the game and were eagerly waiting for Forspoken’s release date to come closer.

We will update you with the new information, so keep following Gamevro.

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