The merger is part of the [Square Enix Holdings’] efforts to further bolster the competitive prowess of the [Square Enix] Group’s development studios, a goal set forth under its current medium-term business strategy.
[Square Enix Corporation] has developed numerous AAA high-definition games and possesses a wealth of intellectual property and content. [Luminous Productions] is meanwhile equipped not only with AAA title development capabilities but also technical expertise in areas such as game engine development. Combining the two entities will further enhance the [Square Enix] Group’s ability to develop [high-definition] games.
Forspoken was released for PS5 and PC on January 24, 2023 and you can read our full review here. A recent interview with Gary Whitta claims that his original story pitch for the game to Square Enix looks ‘nothing’ like what was presented in the final production.