Luminous Productions is merging with Square Enix

Luminous Productions will be merged fully into Square Enix Holdings starting on May 1, the studio announced today. Whilst Luminous Productions was previously wholly owned by Square Enix, this consolidation aims to further bolster the competitive prowess of Square Enix’s studios. Luminous is specifically noted here for having AAA development capabilities but also experience in engine development with Luminous Engine. Square Enix hopes to further enhance their ability to develop high-end games.

Further more, a message was shared by Luminous Studios on the decision behind this merger with a continued commitment to the recently released Forspoken:

“You may have heard the news that Luminous Productions is merging with Square Enix. Beginning on May 1, our talented team will join Square Enix to deliver new, innovative gaming experiences to players across the globe.

“Between now and then we remain entirely focused on Forspoken. We are currently working on the previously announced patch to address overall game performance (we will deliver an update soon) and the downloadable content, “In Tanta We Trust”, is on track for release this summer. Thank you again for your patience and support!

“When we established Luminous Productions in 2018, our vision was to make AAA games that fused technology and artistry to deliver completely new play experiences. Having the chance to do just that has been a dream come true. We appreciate you taking this journey with us and look forward to continuing to create new entertainment and experiences as a part of the Square Enix family.”

Forspoken from Luminous Productions is currently available for PlayStation 5 and PC. You can read our review here.

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