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Forspoken cover
Luminous Productions
Square Enix
Luminous Engine
Release dates
Windows January 24, 2023
Metacritic 67
OpenCritic 69
Monetization DLC, One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Exploration, Open world, RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Dark, Fantasy
Forspoken on IGDB
Forspoken on MobyGames
Forspoken on Wikipedia

Forspoken is a singleplayer third-person action, adventure, exploration, open world and RPG game.

The game is the first game to showcase Microsoft's DirectStorage API that enables the game to significantly lower loading times.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on July 25, 2023.[2]
A demo is available from Steam: steam://install/2228080.

Version differences

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game, the In Tanta We Trust DLC, digital artbook and digital soundtrack.


Type Notes
DLC Story expansion and pre-order cosmetics.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
Cosmetic Pre-order cosmetics which provide minor early game stats.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
In Tanta We Trust
Deluxe Edition Upgrade
Cat's Meow Cloak, Covet Nails, Wicked Nails were temporarily available on Steam Store and codes distributed on Prime Gaming for all platforms.
Stay Frosty Nails were only available on Prime Gaming, excluding Steam users, but are available with a mod.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

You can use -save_graphics_option_text launch argument for the game to generate and use GraphicsOption.txt along in configuration file location. Allows editing some settings out of the game. See Frame rate (FPS)
System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FORSPOKEN\Steam\<user-id>\savestorage\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1680880/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FORSPOKEN\Steam\<user-id>\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1680880/pfx/[Note 1]
Steam version of the game reads save files from the Steam Play location, but will save a copy in the localappdata location.
10 manual save slots and 1 autosave slot available.

Save game cloud syncing


Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Up to 32:9 during gameplay. Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9 (use Flawless Widescreen to fix.).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen is also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Referred to as Texture Filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA, TAA and Off.
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 2.0, FSR 3.0, DLSS 2.5, XeSS 1.1
FSR 3 unavailable in the Microsoft Store version.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
As a toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Options for 30, 60 and 120 FPS (x2 when Frame Generation enabled). See Frame rate (FPS)
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Always enabled when HDR output is enabled in Windows.
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray Traced Shadows and Ambient Occlusion.
Color blind mode
Grayscale, Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia.

Frame rate (FPS)

Unlock or set to desired framerate
  1. Run the game with -save_graphics_option_text launch argument.
  2. Go to the configuration file location.
  3. Open GraphicsOption.txt.
  4. Set MaxFramerate=xx (where XX is the desired value).
  5. Save and close the file.


Use 999 to unlock as 0 gets overwritten on game launch.
Only tested on Steam version 1.23


Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Enter is permanently bound to menu select and cannot be used for other commands.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as Camera Rotation Speed (Mouse).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as Horizontal/Vertical Camera Movement.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Not all actions are able to be rebound.
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as Left/Right Stick Sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as Horizontal/Vertical Camera Movement.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Referred to as "Trigger Effect".
PlayStation controllers
DualShock 4, DualSense, DualSense Edge
PlayStation button prompts
DualShock and DualSense button prompts.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
Wired only.
DualSense haptic feedback support
Wired only.
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth), Wireless (DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter)
DualSense and DualSense Edge supports wired only.
Generic/other controllers
Steam Input needs to be activated.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Sound settings
Sound settings
Accessibility settings
Accessibility settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effect, Voice and Controller Volume
Surround sound
Options for size, background and name display.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues unresolved

Downsampling / DSR resolutions not displayed

The game will only display resolutions up to the current desktop resolution setting, leaving any DSR options unavailable.[3]
This can be worked around by changing the desktop resolution to the DSR resolution before launching, after that DSR options should show in the game, though desktop resolution will need to be changed each time you want to launch it.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 DirectX 12 Ultimate (Agility SDK)
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX v3.4.1.0
Audio Criware
Cutscenes Bink Video V2022.5, used for ability previews.

Command line arguments

The following command line arguments are available, though note that not all might function or work properly.[4]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (after November 2019 update), 11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
System memory (RAM) 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 GB (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
6 GB (Nvidia), 8 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum specifications are for 720p at 30 FPS. Recommended specifications are for 1440p at 30 FPS.[5] System requirements for 2160p at 60 FPS are also available.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1680880/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1680880) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Forspoken PC - DF Tech Review - DirectStorage Tested, RT Upgrades and More - last accessed on 2023-02-01
  3. No 4k Option in Resolution :: Forspoken General Discussions - last accessed on 2023-01-25
  4. Verified by User:Aemony on 2023-01-26
    Extracted these by dumping all strings from the executable and looking through the results trying to find any command line arguments. Also confirmed that -benchmark, -noDirectStorage, and -useGPUDecompression has an impact on the game.
  5. Forspoken - 3:02 PM · Jan 17, 2023 - Twitter - last accessed on 2023-01-17