However, it could very well face another delay based on one odd condition – if Final Fantasy 16 is ready to release first.
This was revealed by XboxEra co-founder Nick Baker on The XboxEra Podcast. “There’s a possibility that Square may delay Forspoken again, but it’s kind of conditional and apparently this condition is whether they think they can get Final Fantasy 16 out this year.”
Instead, it seems that Square Enix is assessing the development progress of Final Fantasy 16 and if it’s ready in time (most likely by the Holiday release window), it may opt to release that while Forspoken is pushed back.
Originally slated for May, Luminous Productions’ Forspoken would be delayed to October 11th to allow for more polish.