Luminous Productions Merging into Square Enix

Square Enix Holdings, the parent company of Square Enix and Luminous Productions, announced that studio Luminous Productions will be merged into the larger Square Enix subsidiary. The merger will be effective from May 1, 2023.

Luminous Productions was established and initially led by Hajime Tabata, Director of Final Fantasy XV, before he left in October of that year. The studio developed action RPG Forspoken, which released earlier this year, and is still working on the game’s DLC, In Tanta We Trust. Luminous Productions posted its own message about the merger:

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 DLC, In Tanta We Trust, is on track for release this summer. Thanks 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.


Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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