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Forspoken

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Forspoken
Forspoken cover
Developers
Luminous Productions
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Luminous Engine
Release dates
Windows January 24, 2023
Reception
OpenCritic 69
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
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
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Forspoken on Wikipedia

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

The game will be the first game to showcase Microsoft's DirectStorage API that enables the game to utilize GPU decompression to significantly lower loading times.[1][dubious – discuss][Note 1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Demo

A demo is available from Steam: steam://install/2228080.

Monetization

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

Microtransactions

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

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
In Tanta We Trust DLC to be released later in 2023. Included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FORSPOKEN\Steam\<user-id>\savestorage\system.save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1680880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FORSPOKEN\Steam\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1680880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Up to 32:9 during gameplay. Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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 2.1, DLSS 2.4, XeSS
Vertical sync (Vsync)
As a toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Options for 30, 60 and 120 FPS. No option to uncap the frame rate.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Auto HDR supported on Windows 11.
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray Traced Shadows and Ambient Occlusion.
Color blind mode
Greyscale, Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia.

Input

Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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
DualShock 4 controllers
Dualsense also supported.
DualShock button prompts
DualSense button prompts also supported.
Light bar support
For both controllers.
Connection modes Wired and wireless.
Generic/other controllers
Steam Input needs to be activated.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

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
Subtitles
Options for size, background and name display.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Thai

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.[4]
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

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX v3.4.1.0
Cutscenes Bink Bink movies are used for ability previews.

Command line arguments

The following command line arguments are available, though note that not all might function or work properly.[5]
-benchmark
-benchmark_loop
-benchmark_leak
-benchmark_autoclose_when_finish
-noPipelineCache
-showPipelineStats
-noNVAfterMath
-noAMDDriverVersionCheck
-noAsyncCompute
-noDynamicResolution
-detectGpuHang
-shaderHotReload
-disable_raytrace
-noDirectStorage
-useDirectStorage
-noGPUDecompression
-useGPUDecompression
-noMultiDrawThread
-useMultiDrawThread
-renderMode
-task_thread_num
-asycntask_thread_num
-hostPC
-asset_preview
-debugGraphics
-usePIX
-usePIXCapture

System requirements

Windows
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.[6] System requirements for 2160p at 60 FPS are also available.

Notes

  1. It is dubious if the game uses GPU decompression as it inhibits no difference from the default behaviour when using -noGPUDecompression command line agument, and outright crashes when forcing it to use GPU decompression with -useGPUDecompression. In most situations the game barely sees a difference in load times when disabling DirectStorage by -noDirectStorage or outright removing the DLL files.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.

References

  1. Microsoft’s DirectStorage 1.1 arrives to boost PC game load times with GPU decompression - The Verge - last accessed on 2022-12-07
  2. Verified by User:Aemony on 2023-01-26
  3. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2023-01-25
    Checked on demo
  4. No 4k Option in Resolution :: Forspoken General Discussions - last accessed on 2023-01-25
  5. 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.
  6. Forspoken - 3:02 PM · Jan 17, 2023 - Twitter - last accessed on 2023-01-17