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Critically panned PS5 console exclusive discovered in a landfill

Richard Lee Breslin

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Critically panned PS5 console exclusive discovered in a landfill

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Critically panned PS5 console exclusive, Forspoken has apparently been discovered in a landfill.

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It’s fair to say that despite all the pre-launch hype, Forspoken from Luminous Productions is considered to be a flop in more than one respect.

While publisher Square Enix hasn't released sales figures, the fact that Luminous Productions was forced to merge with the publisher as a single entity, is quite telling. What’s more, despite having a concurrent player peak of 12,579 on Steam, those player numbers have drastically dropped.

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At the time of writing, according to SteamDB, Forspoken only has 163 gamers playing the game right now and a 24-hour peak of just 213.

In our review of Forspoken, we described it as being genetic, despite some at times fun gameplay with a score of just 5/10. “It’s a gorgeous game, but God if it’s not like a minorly insipid make-up artist’s Instagram grid. Loads of things to look at but no actual meaning in any of them,” said reviewer Imogen Donovan.

So, could it get any worse for Forspoken? Well, apparently it can. As reported by The Gamer, copies of the flopped video game have seemingly been discovered in a landfill, reminiscent of that infamous ET video game on Atari.

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A video clip was shared by Twitter user @NikoMueller revealing steelbook cases of Forspoken plonked in with the trash. However, the Twitter user told a follower that the clip isn't theirs and it cannot be confirmed if the steelbooks include copies of the game inside.

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We also have to keep in mind that a box of the steelbook cases could have been planted. After all, what are the chances of wandering into a landfill to find a box full of steelbook cases from a recent big release? I mean it’s possible, but perhaps somewhat unlikely.

Forspoken is available now for PC and PlayStation 5.

Topics: Square Enix, PlayStation 5, PC

Richard Lee Breslin
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