Luminous Productions Merges Into Square Enix on May 1

    Bolstering HD game development at Square Enix.

    Square Enix Holdings Co LTD announced Forspoken developer Luminous Productions will merge into wholly owned subsidiary Square Enix Corporation on May 1. This merger is aimed at bolster Square Enix’s HD games development. 

    “The merger is part of the Company’s efforts to further bolster the competitive prowess of the Group’s development studios, a goal set forth under its current medium-term business strategy,” Square Enix said in a press release. “Square Enix Co., LTD. has developed numerous AAA high-definition (HD) games and possesses a wealth of intellectual property (IP) and content. Luminous Productions Co., Ltd. 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 Group’s ability to develop HD games.”

    Luminous Productions also shared the following message on Twitter

    An Update from Luminous Productions

    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.

    The Luminous Productions Team

    Lastly, Forspoken is available now for PC and PlayStation 5.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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