I confess that I’ve spent most of 2022 up to this point looking for a PS5 to buy, and the main motive was Square Enix’s Forspoken. I found the game’s concept and main character pretty darn interesting and wanted the ability to play it Day 1, but unfortunately, it would not be available on last-gen consoles and I would have to find a PS5 first. Given the scarcity of that console that continues to this day, it seemed unlikely I would meet that goal.
Of all the video games shown off at last year’s E3, Forspoken was the one I found most interesting. The action-adventure game from Square Enix had an interesting main character, an intriguing hook, and what APPEARED to be good gameplay (we’ll see on that end). I knew this would be the game I’d have to get a Playstation 5 for (or, at least, a Steam Deck). And therein lies the problem: nine months later, it’s still impossible to get a PS5.