Forspoken Fails To Credit Localizers, Quality Assurance Testers
Staff, 2023-01-24 16:45:00,
Forspoken, the newest action-adventure romp from developer Luminous Productions, caught flack online after failing to fully list its localization and quality assurance teams.
Published by Square Enix, Forspoken is a movement-heavy, open-world action RPG. You play as Frey Holland, a New Yorker who gets transported to the magical world of Athia where evil sorceress queens rhyme with enough frequency to probably write an entire rap album. The game, is getting mixed reviews from critics, holding a score of 68 on Metacritic and 69 on Open Critic. But it’s not just Forspoken’s Whedon-esque dialogue that’s drawn the internet’s ire.
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“In Forspoken, you can find monsters, magic, cool abilities…but no proper credits,” audiovisual and video game translator Yasmina Casado González tweeted on January 24, as first spotted by TheGamer. “Any reason you didn’t credit the whole localization team, [Luminous Productions]? I see a huge list of companies/subcontractors, but almost zero individual names…”
In their tweet is an image of Forspoken’s end credits, showing subcontractors, such as Dynamo Pictures and Opus Studio Inc. named among just four individual people (three for the localization division, one for the QA division). Anyone else who worked on Forspoken as part of these two teams doesn’t seem to appear anywhere in the game’s credits.